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BEEBE TOWN LIBRARY 

WAKEFIELD, MASS. 

This Library, established in 1856, is supported by tax- 
ation and by the income from trust funds (in 1910 the 
trust funds amounted to $7,000) and is for the free use of 
all residents of Wakefield. Temporary residents, by giving 
satisfactory references, will be gladly offered its privileges. 
The public reading room, also in the Town Hall building, 
is free to all. 

APPLICATION BLANKS may be signed by any resi- 
dent over ten years of age, but application by children 
under fourteen must be endorsed by parents or guardians. 

CALL CARDS will be issued to all whose applications 
are satisfactory and thereon shall be recorded the date 
books taken are "Due" and "Returned." NON-FICTION 
call cards with special privileges will be issued to all re- 
questing them. 

If a call card is lost, it will be replaced in one week 
after notice has been given, or at once upon payment of 
five cents. 

No book can be exchanged on the same day on which 
it is taken out. 

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charged for books kept beyond the date "Due" as recorded 
on the card and in the back of the book. If any book is 
lost or materially injured, the person to whom it stands 
charged will be responsible for its replacement. 

Books are supposed to be in proper repair and if 
found not to be so, the Librarian should be notified at 
once; otherwise the holder is liable to be charged for 
damages. 

MODIFICATIONS of these rules which may be made 
at any time will be posted in the Library. 



The Library will not be doing its whole work until 
every man, woman and child in Wakefield is looking to it 
for pleasure and information. 



THE ONE HUNDRED AND FOURTH 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



TOWN OFFICERS 

OF WAKEFIELD, MASS. 

FOR THE 

FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 191 

ALSO 

THE TOWN CLERK'S RECORDS 

OF THE 

BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS 
DURING THE YEAR 1915 




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TOWN OFFICERS, 1915-1916 



Selectmen 

John J. Round, Chairman 
Frank H. Hackett, Secretary Nathaniel E. Cutler 

John A. Meloney Earl H. Morton 

Town Clerk — Frederic S. Hartshorne 

Town Treasurer — George E. Walker 

Tax Collector — Charles E. Walton 

Light Commissioners 

Edwin C. Miller, Chairman Term expires 1918 

L. Wallace Sweetser, Secretary " " 1917 

Frank J. Henkel " " 1916 

Assessors 

Samuel T. Parker, Chairman . . . . . Term expires 1918 

George H. Stowell, Secretary " " 1916 

Charles A. Cheney " " 1917 

Overseers of the Poor 

Hugh Connell, Chairman Term expires 1917 

Albert D. Cate, Secretary " " 1918 

George E. Zwicker " " 1916 

Water and Sewerage Board 

Charles A. Dean, Chairman Term expires 1916 

James H. Kimball, Secretary " " 1918 

Hervey J. Skinner " " 1917 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



School Committee 

Arthur H. Boardman, Chairman . . . . Term expires 1917 

Ida Farr Miller, Secretary " " 1918 

J. Lowe McMahon, Treasurer ..... " " 1916 

Charles E. Montague " " 1917 

Eva Gowing Ripley " " 1916 

Edward E. Lee . " " 1918 

Trustees Beebe Town Library 

Winfield S. Ripley, Jr., Chairman .... Term expires 1917 

Elizabeth F. Ingram, Secretary " 1916 

Arthur L. Evans " " T91r£ \V 

Edson W. White " " 1918 

Frank T. Woodbury " " 1918 

Richard Dutton " " 1917 

Walter 0. Cartwright " " 1917 

Hervey J. Skinner " " 1916 

Florence L. Bean " " 1916 

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Board of Health 

Joseph W. Heath, Chairman ...... Term expires 1918 

Augustus D. Jenkins, Secretary " " 1917 

David Taggart " " 1916 



Park Commissioners 

Eugene S. Hinckley, Chairman 
George W. Abbott, Secretary 



Arthur P. Knight 



Cemetery Commissioners 

Willie R. Blake, Chairman Term expires 1918 

Harvey S. Parker, Secretary " " 1917 

John Miniken " " 1916 



Aloysius P. Butler 
Frank H. Robinson 



Constables 



Arthur H. Gould 
Harry A. Simonds 



Moderator — Theodore Eaton 



Tree Warden — Frank T. Woodbury 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 



Registrars of Voters 

Fred E. Bunker, Chairman Term expires 1916 

James F. Curley " " 1917 

Patrick J. Kelly " " 1918 

Frederic S. Hartshorne (ex officio) 

Finance Committee 

Warner V. Taylor, Chairman . . . . . Term expires 1916 

Lewis J. Gordon, Secretary ...... " " 1918 

George A. Cowdrey ........ " " 1918 

Elmer C. Richardson . . " " 1918 

Charles F. Winship " " 1918 

Webster F. Gilcreast " " 1918 

Thomas Hickey " " 1917 

G. Ray Sargent " " 1917 

C. Ernest Sanford " "1917 

A. Francis Harrington " " 1917 

Clarence E. Learned " " 1917 

William H. Cartland " " 1916 

John S. Griffiths " "1916 

Edward F. Preston ........ " " 1916 

William T. Curley " " " 1916 



Town Planning Board 

Hubbard B. Mansfield, Chairman J. William O'Connell, Secretary 

Clide G. Morrill Curtis L. Sopher . Selden L. Tyler 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Population 1915 Census - - . 12,781 



8th Congressional District 6th Councillor District 

6th Middlesex Senatorial District 2 I st Middlesex Representative District 

LIST^OF JURORS 



Anderson, Andrew G. 
Anderson, George A. 
Arnold, William E. 
Atherton, Arlon S. 
Ayscough, Charles D. 
Balcolm, Edward A. 
Bayrd, C. Orne 
Bessey, William W. 
Bowditch, Edward G. 
Bradford, Francis I. 
Breslin, Arthur J. 
Brown, Edward E. 
Brownell, Alstead W. 
Buckley, John H. 
Butler, Aloysius P. 
Carlisle, Ralph E. 
Carpenter, Charles W. 
Cate, Albert D. 
Cheever, Charles W. 
Cheney, Charles A. 
Classen, Charles E. 
Clough, Frank L. 
Cooke, Charles W. 
Connell, Hugh 
Connelly, Edward J. 
Corey, Frederick W. 
Costello, Sylvester W. 
Cutler, Augustus L. 
Cutler, Nathaniel E. 



Davis, Henry 
Dinan, Joseph C. 
Dodge, William J. 
Doleman, David C. 
Donald, George E. 
Donegan, William 
Donovan, Cornelius 
Drake, Lowell N. 
Dunbar, George E. 
Evans, Daniel 
Fairfield, Lewis P. 
Fell, Thomas W. H. 
Ferris, John K. 
Findley, David B. W. 
Findley, James W. 
Findley, John 
Fletcher, Ansel B. 
Florell, Henry 
Foley, John J. 
Glass, Alexander 
Gordon, Lewis J. 
Goodwin, Wesley S. 
Greany, Dennis 
Harlow, Charles L. 
Harper, Harry E. 
Hatch, Lewis G. 
Hickey, James A. 
Hill, Melvin J. 
Hines, Nathaniel 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 



Hufton, David E. 
Jones, Roscoe F. 
Jordan, Frank B. 
Kelley, Edward B. 
Kelley, Patrick J. 
Lally, Patrick J. 
Lavery, Willard S. 
Lord, Albert E. 
Malcolm, Zina B. 
Mansfield, William J. 
Martin, John W. 
McDonald, John A. H. 
McDonnell, Eugene P. 
Mellett, Arthur W. 
Meloney, John A. 
Meloney, John A., Jr. 
Meloney, Patrick J. 
Merrill, Rufus A. 
Minnikin, John 
Moore, Gaston B. 
Murray, John 
O'Connell, Thomas 
O'Donnell, John H. 
Oliver, Henry N. 
Oliver, Elden S. 
Oxley, Albert D. 
Parker, Harvey S. 
Parker, Moses P. 
Parker, Samuel T. 
Pendleton, Francis M. 



Phelan, John T. 
Pinkham, Henry P. 
Poland, J. Warren 
Potter, George H. 
Preston, Edward F. 
Purrington, Elwin I. 
Reardon, William H. 
Reid, James R. 
Rich, Edward A. 
Ronan, Carroll V. 
Ronan, J. Fred 
Sahlholm, Herman 
Sederquest, Harry E. 
Shea, John F. 
Smith, Frank W. 
Stanley, Josiah S. 
Stohl, Charles L. 
Sullivan, Jeremiah J. 
Sullivan, Thomas F. 
Thrush, William A. 
Titus, Kirk H. 
Tupper, Arthur M. 
Turner, Patrick J. 
Walsh, Edward J. 
Walsh, Maurice F. 
Walton, Charles E. 
Wheeler, Philip W. 
Whipple, Frank M. 
Williams, Frank C. 
Wilson, George F. 
Young, Job C. 



8 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



RESULT OF ELECTION MARCH 1, 1915 

*Indicates Election. 



Precincts 



II 



III 



Selectmen 

*Nathaniel E. Cutler .... 616 228 242 

*Frank H. Hackett 796 203 388 

*John A. Meloney ..... 710 185 352 

*Earl H. Morton ..... 503 286 236 

*John J. Round 808 210 351 

George H. Taylor 511 121 219 

John H. Thwaites 391 53 177 

Frederick W. Young 387 99 185 

Blanks 936 275 T30 

Scattering 2 

Town Clerk 

*Frederic S. Hartshorne . . . 833 277 386 

Blanks 298 55 150 

Scattering . 1 

Town Treasurer 

Eugene Horace Perley . . . 489 58 210 

*George E. Walker 561 263 274 

Blanks 82 11 52 

Moderator 

*Theodore Eaton 540 ,211 312 

George M. Poland ^ 498 84 159 

Blanks 94 37 65 

Collector of Taxes 

*Charles E. Walton 803 273 378 

Blanks 329 59 157 

Scattering . 1 

Assessor for Three Years 

*Samuel T. Parker 778 217 337 

Blanks . . 354 115 199 

Water and Sewerage Board for Three Years 

Arthur S. Hill 457 192 246 

*James H. Kimball ..... 604 132 238 

Blanks 71 8 52 



Totals 



1086 

1387 

1247 

1025 

1369 

851 

621 

671 

1741 

2 



1496 
503 

1 



757 

1098 

145 



1063 
741 
196 



1454 

545 

1 



1332 
668 



895 
974 
131 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 



Water and Sewerage Board for Two Years 

Eichard Cosman ..... 173 37 54 

Cornelius Donovan . 443 64 223 

*Hervey J. Skinner ...... 459 200 240. 

Blanks . 57 31 19 

Cemetery Commissioner for Three Years 

*Willie R. Blake 628 229 299 

Blanks 504 103 237 

Overseers of the Poor for Three Years 

* Albert D. Cate 722 220 289 

George F. Hanright . . . . 277 44 192 

Blanks ........ 133 68 55 

School Committee for Three Years 

*Edward E. Lee . 703 305 320 

*Ida F. Miller 707 241 317 

Blanks 856 130 437 

Park Commissioners 

*George W. Abbott 674 226 295 

*Eugene S. Hinckley .... 658 218 294 

* Arthur P. Knight 653 216 298 

Blanks 1409 336 720 

Board of Health for Three Years 

* Joseph W. Heath ..... 809 257 361 
Blanks . 323 75 175 

Tree Warden 

*Frank T. Woodbury .... 749 239 346 

Blanks 383 93 190 

Municipal Light Board for Three Years 

John W. Martin 253 127 128 

*Edwin C. Miller 697 163 306 

Blanks 182 42 102 

Trustees Beebe Library for Three Years 

*Arthur L. Evans 716 222 299 

*Edson W. White 663 217 293 

*Frank T. Woodbury .... 709 216 317 

Blanks 1308 341 699 



264 
730 
899 
107 



1156 

844 



1231 
513 
256 



1328 
1265 
1423 



1195 
1170 
1167 
2465 



1427 
573 



1334 
666 



508 

1166 

326 



1237 
1173 
1242 
2348 



10 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Trustee Beebe Library for One Year 

*Florence L. Bean 660 233 294 

Blanks 472 99 242 

Fish Committee 

*Christopher B. Dinan .... 541 149 252 

*Frank B. Stoddard 570 165 246 

Alonzo D. Moran 12 

* Charles E. Classen ..... 13 3 

Blanks 2230 682 1088 

Scattering 30 19 

Constables 

*Aloysius P. Butler ...... 635 202 327 

* Arthur H. Gould 625 240 275 

*Frank H. Robinson .... 655 240 294 

Blanks . 1471 314 710 

Scattering . 10 2 

License Vote 

"Yes" 367 51 176 

"No" .669 238 313 

Blanks 96 43 47 



1187 
813 



942~ 

981 

12 

16 

4000 

49 



1164 
1140 
1189 
2495 
12: 



594 

1220 

186- 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 11 



RECORD OF TOWN MEETINGS 

TOWN MEETING, MARCH 8, 1915 



Meeting called to order by Moderator Eaton at 7.40 o'clock p.m., 
who read the call for meeting. 

On Motion of F. H. Emerson 

Voted: That further reading of the warrant with the exception 
of the Constable's Return be dispensed with. 

Constable's Return read by Moderator. 

Article 1. To act upon the reports of town officers as published. 

Motion by J. C. Hartshorne, That the report of the Treasurer be 
laid on the table and that the Selectmen be and hereby are requested 
to ask the Town Counsel for an opinion as to whether the several 
certificates of deposit representing nine-tenths of all the trust funds 
held by the town are legal investments under the provisions of 
Statutes of 1913 and that they report to the town before the final 
adjournment of this meeting. 

Amendment by A. D. Moran. 

That this motion be laid upon the table until next Monday 
evening at eight o'clock and that the Town Counsel render his 
opinion in writing at that time. 

Amendment declared carried and original motion as amended 
was then voted. 

On Motion of M. E. Clemons. 

Voted: That reports of remaining town officers as published be 
accepted and laid upon the table. 

Article 2. To choose all town officers not required to be chosen 
by ballot. 

On Motion of W. V. Taylor. 

Voted: That a committee of five be appointed to bring in a list 
of town officers not required to be chosen by ballot and report at an 
adjournment of this meeting. 

Article 3. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer, with 
the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time in 
anticipation of the revenue of the financial year, beginning January 
1st, 1915, and to issue a note or notes therefor, payable within one 



12 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

year, any debt or debts incurred under this vote to be paid from the 
revenue of said financial year. 

On Motion of F. J. Henkel. 

Voted: That this article be laid on the table until such time as 
the Town Treasurer presents a motion on the subject. 

Article 4. To determine how much money the town will raise 
and appropriate for General Government, Protection of Persons and 
Property, Health and Sanitation, Highways, Charities and Soldiers' 
Benefits, Education, Recreation and Unclassified, Public Service 
Enterprises, Interest and Maturing Debt. 

On Motion of Mr. Taylor for Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $13,090 
to be expended as follows: 

General Government 

Moderator $ 25 

Selectmen's Department 

Salaries .....$ 500 

Department Expenses 600 1,100 

Town Accountant 

Salary 1,000 

Department Expenses 150 1,150 

Treasurer 

Salary 750 

Department Expenses 350 1,100 

Collector 

Salary - . . . . 650 

Department Expenses 300 950 

Assessors 

Salaries 1,300 

Department Expenses ...... 900 2,200 

Town Clerk 

Salary 200 

Department Expenses ...... 350 550 

Finance Committee 

Salary 50 

Department Expenses ...... 15 65 

Election and Registration 

Salaries of Registrars 315 

Department Expenses 885 1,200 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 13 

Legal Department 

Salary of Counsel 500 

Department Expenses 100 600 

Town Hall Account 4,000 

Vital Statistics . 150 

$13,090 

Protection of Persons and Property 

Motion by Finance Committee. 

That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $35,875 to be 
expended as follows: 

Police Department $10,475 

Fire Department 

.Salaries of Engineers . $ 1,475 

Department Expenses 15,025 16,500 

Fire Alarm Account 1,200 

Riflle Range Account 550 

Inspection of Buildings 

Laid on table 
Sealeir of Weights and Measures Department 

Salary of Sealer 100 

Department Expenses 75 175 

Moth Department 6,000 

Tree Warden Department 

Salary 25 

Department Expenses 575 600 

Forest Warden Department 250 

Fish and Game Warden Department 

Salary 25 

$35,875 
Motion that items be taken up separately was lost. 
Amendment by N. E. Cutler. 

That the matter of salary of the Building Inspector be laid on 

the table until after report of the committee on revision of By-Laws. 

Amendment carried and original motion as amended then voted. 

Health and Sanitation 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $7,800 to 
be expended as follows: 

Salaries of Board 1914 . . . . . . $ 100 

Salaries of Board 1915 100 

Salary of Plumbing Inspector . . . . 600 



14 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Salary of Inspector of Animals .... 
Salary of Inspector of Milk . ... 
Collection of Garbage . ... 
Department Expenses 

Sewer Department 

Maintenance Appropriation 

House Connections 



Highways 



200 




200 


• 


1,200 




3,600 


$ 6,000 


800 




1,000 


1,800 



$7,800 



On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $14,400 
and appropriate the Street Railway Tax of $6,000 to be expended as 
follows : 

Maintenance $11,400 

Street Railway Tax 6,000 

Salary 2,000 

Patrol 1,000 $20,400 

Charities and Soldiers' Benefits 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $21,975 
to be expended as follows: 
Poor Department 

Salary of Board $ 300 

Salary of Clerk 75 

Department Expenses . ._ . . . . 14,000 $14,375 

State Aid 3,500 

Military Aid 300 

Soldiers' Relief 3,800 



$21,975 

Education 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 
School Department 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $84,100 
to be expended as follows: 

School Department $82,900 

Trade School Chap. 471 1,200 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 15 

Library Department and Reading Room 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $1,790 
and appropriate receipts from Dog Tax and income from Library 
Trust Funds. 

Recreation and Unclassified 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $8,150 
to be divided as follows: 

Park Department ........$ 2,150 

(and income from Trust Funds) 

Reserve Fund . 2,000 

Insurance Account 2,500 

Miscellaneous 1,500 $ 8,150 

Public Service 

Light Department 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $23,000 and all 
department receipts the commissioners' salaries to be paid from this 
appropriation and that all night lighting be discontinued. 

Amendment by S. K. Hamilton. 

That this motion be amended by striking out the words "and 
that all night street lighting be discontinued." 

Amendment carried and original motion as amended w^is then 
voted. 

Water Department 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $52,441.25 
to be divided as follows: 

Salary of Board $ 300 

Maintenance . 24,800 

Construction 4,000 

Bonds and Notes ........ 13,000 

Interest 8,841.25 

House Services 1,500 

Cemetery Department 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $650 for 

Cemetery Department as follows: 

Salary of Commissioners $ 70 

Department Expenses 580 $ 650 

A motion to amend by Major Whitten to increase Commissioners , 

Salary was lost. 



16 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Interest and Maturing Debt 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $48,400 
to be divided as follows: 

Interest $18,500 

Bond and Note Retirement . . . . . 29,900 

Article 3. 

Voted: That Article 3 be taken from the table. 

On Motion of George E. Walker. 

Voted: That the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the 
Selectmen, be and hereby is authorized to borrow money from time 
to time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year beginning 1 
January 1, 1915, and to issue a note or notes therefor, payable within 
one year, any debt or debts incurred under this vote to be paid from 
the revenue of said financial year. 

Article 5. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer, with 
the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money on and after January 
1st, 1916, in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year begin- 
ning January 1st, 1916, and to issue a note or notes therefor, payable 
within one year, any debt or debts incurred under this vote to be paid 
from the revenue of the financial year beginning January 1st, 1916. 

On Motion of George E. Walker. 

Voted: That the Town Treasurer with the approval of the Select- 
men, be and hereby is authorized to borrow money on and after 
January 1, 1916, in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year 
beginning January 1, 1916, and to issue a note or notes therefor, 
payable within one year, any debt or debts incurred under this vote 
to be paid from the revenue of the financial year beginning January 
1, 1916. 

Article 6. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the sum 
of $236.66 to reimburse the Treasury for this amount paid in settle- 
ment of judgment in the so-called Bement case, as required by law. — 
Board of Selectmen. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $236.66 
for the purpose outlined in Article 6. 

Article 7. To see if the town will authorize the Selectmen to 
expend the sum of $6,000 in the permanent rebuilding of Highways, 
or what they will do about it. — Board of Selectmen. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the Selectmen be and are hereby authorized to ex- 
pend the sum of $6,000 for the Macadam Construction of Highways 
under specifications approved by the Massachusetts Highway Com- 
mission. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 17 



Article 8. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the 
sum of $6,000 for the purpose outlined in the preceding article^ 
or to see if the town will authorize the Treasurer, with the approval 
of the Selectmen, to issue the bonds, notes or scrip of the town to an 
amount not exceeding $6,000 to provide necessary funds for carry- 
ing out any action voted under the preceding article, or what they 
will do about it. — Board of Selectmen. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the sum of $6,000 is hereby appropriated for the 
purpose mentioned in Article 7, and that to provide for the payment 
for the Macadam Construction of Highways, as authorized by vote 
of the town under Article 7 of the Warrant for the town meeting 
of March 8, 1915, the Treasurer be and is hereby authorized, with 
the approval of the Selectmen, to issue bonds or notes of the town of 
the aggregate sum of $6,000; said bonds or notes to be payable in 
one year from the date of their issue; all of said bonds or notes to 
be dated May 6, 1915, and bear interest payable semi-annually; all 
particulars as to form, issuance and sale of said bonds or notes to be 
determined by the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen. 
Affirmative 251. Negative 4. 

Article 9. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the sum 
of $2,000 to be spent in rebuilding Lowell Street, as ordered by the 
County Commissioners, provided, that only an amount equal to the 
total amount contributed for said purpose by the State, shall be ex- 
pended from said $2,000. — Board of Selectmen. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $2,000 
to be spent in rebuilding Lowell Street, as ordered by the County 
Commissioners provided, that only an amount equal to the total 
amount contributed for said purpose by the State shall be expended 
from said $2,000 as asked for in Article 9. 

Article 10. To see if the town will authorize the Selectmen to 
expend the sum of $4,000 in the permanent rebuilding of Lowell 
Street, or what they will do about it. — Board of Selectmen. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the Selectmen be and are hereby authorized to 
expend the sum of $4,000 for the Macadam Construction of Lowell 
Street under specifications approved by the Massachusetts Highway 
Commission. 

Article 11. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the 
sum of $4,000 for the purpose outlined in the last preceding article r 
or to see if the town will authorize the Treasurer, with the approval 
of the Selectmen, to issue bonds, notes or scrip of the town to an 
amount not exceeding $4,000 to provide necessary funds for carrying 



18 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

out any action voted under the preceding 1 article, or what they will 
do about it. — Board of Selectmen. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the sum of $4,000 is hereby appropriated for the 
purpose mentioned in Article 10, and that, to provide for the pay- 
ment for the Macadam Construction of Lowell Street, as authorized 
by the vote of the town under Article 10 of the Warrant for the town 
meeting of March 8, 1915, the Treasurer be and is hereby authorized, 
with the approval of the Selectmen, to issue bonds or notes of the 
town of the aggregate sum of $4,000; said bonds or notes to be pay- 
able in one year from the date of their issue; all of said bonds or 
notes to be dated May 6, 1915, and bear interest payable semi- 
annually; all particulars as to form, issuance and sale of said bonds 
or notes to be determined by the Treasurer, with the approval of the 
Selectmen. Affirmative 258. Negative 0. 

Article 12. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the 
sum of $7,800 and interest thereon, to pay for the Metropolitan 
Water used in the year 1914. — Charles A. Dean and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the subject matter of this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Article 13. To see what action the town will take relative to 
changing, improving or making additions to its water plant system 
and its source of water supply. — Charles A. Dean. 

On Motion of C. A. Dean. 

Voted: That Article 13 be laid on table. 

Article 14. To see if the town will vote to issue bonds, notes 
or scrip to provide funds to meet any expense involved by any action 
the town may take under the last preceding article, and to determine 
the amount and other details thereof. — Charles A. Dean and others. 

On Motion of C. A. Dean. 

Voted: That Article 14 be laid on table. 

Article 15. To see if the town will raise and appropriate an 
amount equal to the surplus of the Water Department for the year 
1914, to meet unpaid bills of the department and interest chargeable 
to the water department bonds. — Charles A. Dean and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That subject matter of this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Article 16. To see if the town will vote to become a part of 
the Metropolitan Water District and authorize the Board of Select- 
men to make, in the name of the town, application to the Metropolitan 
Water and Sewerage Board to admit the Town of Wakefield into 
the Metropolitan Water District, and furnish the town with water, 
or what they will do about it. — Lauren L. McMaster. 



/ 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 19 

On Motion of W. V. Taylor. 

Voted: That the subject matter of Article 16 be laid upon the 
table until Monday evening, March 22nd, at eight o'clock, and that 
it be the first business in order. 

Article 17. To see if the town will vote to issue bonds, notes or 
scrip for the purpose of providing funds to meet any payment or 
obligation necessary under any action the town may take under the 
last preceding article, determine the amount and other details thereof, 
or what they will do about it. — Lauren L. McMaster and others. 

Voted: That the subject matter of Article 17 be laid upon the 
table until Monday evening, March 22nd, at eight o'clock. 

Article 18. To see if the town will vote to allow the Municipal 
Light Board to overdraw the General Account by an amount equal to 
the "Guarantee Deposit Account" for gas and electric meters, and 
so instruct the Treasurer and Town Accountant to this effect. — Edwin 
C. Miller, chairman. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the subject matter of this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Article 19. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the 
sum of $1,404 to be set aside as a trust fund, said sum being the 
amount of gas and electric meter deposits outstanding on Jan. 1st, 
1915. — Edwin C. Miller and others. 

Motion to indefinitely postpone was lost. 

On Motion of M. E. Clemons. 

Voted: That the subject matter of this article be referred to a 
committee consisting of the Town Accountant, Municipal Light 
Commissioners and Chairman of Finance Committee to report at 
the adjournment of this meeting Monday, March 15th. 

Article 20. To see what action the town will take in regard to 
installing electric lights on the following streets, namely: 

Parker Road (between Eustis Avenue and Bartlett Hill). 
Corner Parker Road and Elm Street. 
Wharton Park Place (so called). 
Columbia Road. 

Byron Street (between Gould Street and Jordan Avenue). 
Water Street, to the Saugus line. 
Wiley Street (near Mill River bridge). 
Nahant Street (near residence of W. J. Bazley). 
and that the Light Commissioners be directed to carry out any 
action taken under this vote. — Board of Selectmen. 
Motion by Finance Committee. 

That the subject matter of Article 20 be referred to the Light 
Board for action. 

Amendment by E. H. Morton. 



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20 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

To insert the words after Nahant Street, "Gladstone Street, near 
George W. Lee's residence and Hanson Street, corner of Grove 
Street." 

During discussion of this article on Motion of F. J. Henkel. 

Voted: That subject matter of Article 20 be laid on the table, 
and that meeting stand adjourned to Monday evening, March 15th, 
at 7.30 o'clock. 

Chair appointed as committee under Article 2, Forrest A. Seavey, 
William J. Stout, George E. Potter, John F. Conway, Sidney F. 
Adams. 



ADJOURNED TOWN MEETING MARCH 15, 1915 

Meeting called to order at 7.40 o'clock by Moderator Eaton. 

Article 19 

Voted: That Article 19 be taken up. 

Mr. W. V. Taylor reported for the committee appointed under 
this article at the last meeting. 

On Motion of W. V. Taylor. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $1,404 
to refund the meter deposit account of the Municipal Light Plant. 

Article 20 

On Motion of F. J. Henkel. 

Voted: That Article 20 be taken from the table. 

Point of order raised that amendment by E. H. Morton is out 
of order. 

Moderator ruled that amendment was not in order. Finance 
committee's motion becoming motion before the meeting. 

Amendment by M. E. Clemons. 

That subject matter of Article 20 be referred to the Municipal 
Light Board with authority to install such of said lights as in their 
judgment will best serve the public interest. 

Amendment accepted and original motion as amended then 
voted. 

Article 1 

Eight o'clock having arrived Article 1 came before the meet- 
ing as per vote of March 8th. 

Town Counsel Clemons reported in writing that in his opinion 
the Trust Funds of the town are legally invested. 

Voted: That report of the Town Counsel be accepted and placed 
on file. 

Article 21. To see if the town will raise and appropriate a sum 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 21 

of money for new construction and improvement in street light 
system, and also raise and appropriate such additional sum or sums as 
as may be necessary to cover the estimated expense of installing the 
street lights which are voted by the town under the preceding article. 
— Frank J. Henkel and others. 

Finance Committee offered the following motion: 
That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $625 for the 
purpose of installing new electric street lights in accordance with the 
judgment of the Light Board, said $625 to be added to the deprecia- 
tion account. 

Amendment by E. H. Morton. 

That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $800 and that 
the additional sum of $175 be used to install two lights on. Gladstone 
Street near residences of A. W. Eldredge and C. S. Crabiel, also light 
corner Harrison Avenue and Essex Street, and on Essex Street near 
residence of W. R. Pratt. 

Amendment carried, "Yes" 93, "No" 89, and original motion 
as amended was then voted. 

Article 22. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
a sufficient sum of money to extend the gas mains through Bellevue 
Park, or what they will do about it. — Jesse M. Dow and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the Light Commissioners be instructed to extend 
the gas mains through Bellevue Park in such places as in their judg- 
ment seems best, and the cost of the same to be taken from the de- 
preciation account. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Article 23. To see if the town will vote to dispose of the whole 
or any part of the electric generating plant of the Light Department, 
and see if the town will vote to appropriate all sums received therefor 
to the depreciation account, or what they will do about it. — Frank J. 
Henkel. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the Light Commissioners be authorized on behalf 
of the town to dispose of electric generating plant of the Light De- 
partment as asked for in Article 23 and that all sums received 
therefor be appropriated to the depreciation account of the Light 
Department. 

Article 24. To hear and act upon a report of the Committee on 
the revision of the town By-Laws. — John A. Meloney. 

Mr. Meloney reported for the Committee that they were not 
prepared to report at the present time. 

Voted: That the subject matter of By-Laws be laid upon table 
until two weeks from tonight. 



22 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Article 7 

Voted: That Article 7 be taken up. 

Voted: That the town reconsider vote under Article 7 as voted 
on March 8. 

Amendment by Clemons, to strike out words "The Selectmen 
be and are hereby authorized to" and substitute therefor the words 
"That the town" making motion to read as follows: That the town 
expend the sum of $6,000 for the Macadam Construction of Highways 
under specifications approved by the Massachusetts Highway Com- 
mission. 

Article 10 

Voted: That Article 10 be taken up. 

Voted: That the town reconsider vote under Article 10 as voted 
on March 8th. 

Amendment by M. E. Clemons to strike out words "the Selectmen 
be and are hereby authorized to" and substitute therefor the words 
"That the town" making motion to read as follows: That the town 
expend the sum of $4000 for the Macadam Construction of Lowell 
Street under specifications approved by the Massachusetts Highway 
Commission. 

Article 25. To see if the town will raise and appropriate a sum 
of money not to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars, for the purpose 
of furnishing work for the poor and the unemployed. — John F. 
Murray and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the subject matter of this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Article 26. To see if the town will instruct its several Boards 
having expenditures of town moneys in their charge, to give prefer- 
ence to registered voters of the Town of Wakefield, or what they will 
do about it. — William H. Landers and others. 

Motion by W. H. Landers. 

That the recommendations as stated in Article 26 be adopted 
and made compulsory. 

Amendment by Mr. Henkel. 

That the various town boards be instructed to give preference 
to registered voters. 

Amendment by Morton. 

That citizens and poll tax payers be given preference in all town 
work. 

Voted: That the subject of this matter be laid upon the table. 

Motion by Mr. Sargent. 

That the subject matter of this article be indefinitey postponed. 

On Motion of F. H. Hackett. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 23 

Article 27. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of $100 for the purpose of re-establishing the Trust Fund of 
$100 left by the late Ezra Eaton, and accepted by the town at the 
March meeting, 1857, the interest accruing therefrom to be expended 
in perpetual care of the burial lot of the said Ezra Eaton, or what 
they will do about it. — Board of Selectmen. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $100 to re- 
establish the Trust Fund of the late Ezra Eaton as called for in 
Article 27 and that said fund be placed in the custody of the Town 
Treasurer for investment with the approval of the Selectmen. 

Motion of M. E. Clemons to indefinitely postpone was lost, and 
motion of Finance Committee was then voted. 

Article 28. To see if the town will authorize the Fish and Game 
Warden to put in a fish screen at the outlet of Lake Quannapowitt, 
subject to the approval of the Massachusetts Fish and Game Commis- 
sioners, and appropriate a sufficient sum of money to do the work, 
or what they will do about the matter. — Jacob C. Hartshorne and 
others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $25 for the 
purpose outlined in Article 28. 

Amendment by Mr. Walker. 

That the time of installation be left to the discretion of the Fish 
and Game Warden. 

Amendment carried and original motion as amended was then 
voted. 

Article 29. To see if the town will put in a suitable wall on both 
sides of the outlet of Lake Quannapowitt, running from the low water 
gauge-stone, about 25 feet, to the highway culvert, and raise and ap- 
propriate a sufficient sum of money to do the work, or what they will 
do in the premises. — Jacob C. Hartshorne and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the subject matter of this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Article 30. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of $75 to pay for clerical services, for preparing copy of the 
1915 valuation book, under the supervision of the Board of Assessors, 
the same to be published as a part of the next annual town report. — 
Harry A. Simonds and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $75 for 
purposes outlined in Article 30. 

Article 31. To see if the town will vote to increase the pay of 
laborers in all departments to a minimum wage of $2.50 per day, or 
what they will do about it. — Henry A. Taylor and others. 



24 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

That the subject matter of this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion of M. E. Clemons. 

Voted: That this matter be laid upon the table until two weeks 
from tonight. 

Voted: That this meeting stand adjourned to Monday evening, 
March 22nd, at eight o'clock. 



ADJOURNED TOWN MEETING MARCH 22, 1915 

Meeting called to order by Moderator Eaton at eight o'clock 
P.M., Article 16 being in order. 

Motion by Mr. McMaster. 

That the town become a part or enter the Metropolitan Water 
District and authorize the Board of Selectmen to make in the name of 
the town application to the Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board 
to admit the Town of Wakefield into the Metropolitan Water District 
and furnish the town with water. 

Motion by C. A. Dean. 

That the vote on this question be taken at 9.30 unless sooner 
reached. 

Substitute Motion by J. C. Hartshorne. 

That the vote on the water question be taken at a special town 
meeting and that the Australian system of balloting be used. 

Substitute Motion by Hartshorne was put to vote and lost. 

Motion by Dean was carried. 

The seating capacity of the floor being inadequate the Moderator 
requested the persons occupying the front gallery to take seats on the 
side which was done, and the front gallery occupied by voters. 
There still remained, however, about 150 voters standing around the 
sides of the hall. 

Disucssion on the McMaster Motion followed until 9.30 and was 
principally by Messrs. Cosman, McMaster, M. Low, E. H. Morton, F. 
H. Hackett, C. A. Dean and Hervey J. Skinner. 

At the hour of 9.30 Mr. Skinner not having finished his remarks. 

On Motion of C. A. Dean. 

Voted: That the time of debate be extended to the hour of 9.45. 
At 9.45 the vote on motion by McMaster was taken and declared 
not carried. 

On Motion of M. E. Clemons. 

Voted: That this meeting stand adjourned to Monday evening, 
March 29th, at 7.30 o'clock. 

Meeting adjourned at 9.50 o'clock. Attendance 900. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 25 



ADJOURNED TOWN MEETING MARCH 29, 1915 

Meeting called to order at 7.40 o'clock P.M. by Moderator Eaton. 

Article 2 

On Motion of W. J. Stout. 

Voted: That Article 2 be taken from the table. 

Mr. Stout reported for the committee as follows: 

The Committee appointed under Article 2 to bring in a list of 
Town Officers not elected by ballot beg to submit the following report: 
Fence Viewers 

Harvey S. Parker, Nathaniel E. Cutler, Hoyt B. Parker. 
Field Drivers 

C. E. Classen, Carroll Roby, Palmer Corbett, W. F. Shedd, J. E. 
Hopkins. 

Measurers of Wood 

L. E Bennett, L. P. Curley, W. T. Curley, Thomas Hickey, W. A. 
Hickey, G. W. Killorin, A. A. Mansfield, A. L. Mansfield, F. W. 
Magdeburg, E. S. Oliver, T. E. Toomey, W. J. Murphy, E. P. White. 

Weighers of Coal and Merchandise 

L. E. Bennett, J .S. Brewer, S. L. Cole, L. P. Curley, W. T. 
Curley, Mary Dignan, W. P. Farwell, Margaret T. Findlay, Thomas 
Hickey, W. A. Hickey, F. W. Magdeburg, A. A. Mansfield, A. L. Mans- 
field, John Toomey, P. McLaughlin, J. H. McMahan, T. E. Toomey, 
H. Y. Wiggin, W. B. Wiley, W. J. Murphy, Wm. H. Hall,Elizabeth C. 
Hall, E. P. White, Walter L. Jones, Abner E. Gammons, Albert E. 
Lord, J. R. Reid, John W .Regan. 
Surveyors of Lumber 

L. E. Bennett, H. A. Feindel, W. E. Knox, A. T. Locke, Fred E. 
Cutler, H. B. Parker, A. P. Webber, E. P. White, F. W. Magdeburg, 
Abner E. Gammons. 

Finance Committee, three years 

Lewis J. Gordon, George A. Cowdrey, Elmer C. Richardson, 
Charles F. Winship, Webster F. Gilcreast. 
Town Planning Board , 

Hubbard B. Mansfield, J. William O'Connell, Clide G. Morrill, 
Curtis L. Sopher, Selden W. Tyler. 

Report was amended by adding the name of Fred E. Cutler as 
Surveyor of Lumber. 

Report as amended was then accepted and adopted. 

On Motion of J. A. Meloney, 

Voted: That Article 24 be taken from the table. 

Mr. George Walker made a report of progress for the Committee 
and offered the section of the By-Laws referring to the Building Laws 
for the consideration of the meeting. 

Mr. Ernest Heywood, Secretary of the Committee read a portion 
£>f the Building Laws and on Motion of W. V. Taylor, 



26 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Voted: That reading of the Building Laws as printed be waived. 

Voted: That the report of Committee be accepted as a report 
or progress. 

Voted: That the printed report of Committee on By-Laws relat- 
ing to new Building Laws, Section 1 to 52 both inclusive, be adopted. 

Voted: That Article IX to XVII both inclusive and Article XIX 
of the town By-Laws be repealed. 

Article 32. To see if the town will vote to authorize the em- 
ployment of an additional policeman, to the extent made necessary 
by reason of the operation of the law giving the regular policemen 
one day off in every fiffeen, and raise and appropriate a sufficient 
sum of money therefor, or what they will do about it. — Board of 
Selectmen. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That subject matter of this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Article 33. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of $300 for the purpose of removing the old Paul Revere bell 
from the belfry of the High School Building to the belfrey of the 
Town Hall Building, and attach thereto a striking lever, and install 
electric lights over the dials of said clock. — Forrest A. Seavey and 
others. 

Motion by Finance Committee to indefinitely postpone was lost. 

Mr. A. H. Thayer offered a motion authorizing the Selectmen 
to carry out the matter of the article and that the town raise and 
appropriate $300 therefor. 

Mr. Round offered an amendment raising the amount to $500. 

On Motion of A. D. Moran. 

Voted: That the subject matter of Article 33 be referred to the 
Board of Selectmen, they to report at some future meeting. 

''Yes" 140. "No" 87. 

Article 31 

On Motion of P. J. Ready. 

Voted: That Article 31 be taken from the table. 

Voted: That the pay of laborers in all departments be increased 
to a minimum wage of $2.50 per day. 

Article 26 

On Motion of A. D. Moran. 

Voted: That Article 26 be taken from the table. 

Voted: That hereafter all Boards having the expenditure of town 
moneys, who employ mechanics or laborers, shall give preference to 
such mechanics or laborers who are citizens of Wakefield. 

Article 34. To see what action the town will take, if any, with 
regard to the planting of shade trees, and to raise and appropriate 
at least $150 for this purpose in order that the town might enter 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 27 



the Shade Tree Contest conducted by the Massachusetts Forestry- 
Association. — Board of Selectmen. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the subject matter of this article be indefinitely- 
postponed. 

Article 35. To see what action the town will take to raise and 
appropriate $500 for the George Washington Memorial Building, 
Washington, D. C. — Board of Selectmen. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That subject matter of this article be indefinitely- 
postponed. 

Article 36. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the 
sum of $350, the same to be given to H. M. Warren Post 12, G. A. R., 
for them to use in their observance of May 30th, next, as Memorial 
Day. — John M. Cate and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $350 to 
be used toward defraying the expenses incurred by the H. M. Warren 
Post 12, G. A. R., in their observance of May 30th, next, as Memorial 
Day. 

Article 37. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the 
sum of $50 for Memorial Day purposes, for the use of the United 
Spanish War Veterans, or what they will do about it. — William F. 
Barrett and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $50 to 
be used towards defraying the expenses incurred by the United Span- 
ish War Veterans in their observance of May 30th, next, as Memorial 
Day. 

Article 38. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Munici- 
pal Light Board to use the street lighting system as an auxiliary no- 
school signal. — Arthur H. Boardman. 

On Motion of A. H. Boardman. 

Voted: To authorize the Municipal Light Board to use the street 
lighting system as an auxiliary no-school signal. 

Article 39. To see if the town will vote to construct a sewer 
in Park avenue, Dell avenue and Stedman street, connecting with 
the sewer in Converse street, through private land or otherwise, and 
raise and appropriate a sum of money therefor, or what they will 
do about it. — Selden W. Tyler and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town construct the sewer as asked for in 
Article 39 and appropriate the sum of $5140.60 therefor, and that 
the Town Accountant transfer the unexpended balance of $1140.60 
of the Upper Gould Street and Byron Street sewers to this account. 

Article 40. To see if the town will vote to issue bonds, notes or 
scrip to provide funds to build such extensions of the public sewer 



28 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



as may be authorized under the preceding article, and determine the 
amount and other details thereof. — Selden W. Tyler and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That for the purpose of providing for the payment for 
the extension of Sewers as authorized by vote of the town under 
Article 39 of the Warrant for the town meeting of March 8, 1915, 
the Treasurer be and is hereby authorized with the approval of the 
Selectmen, to issue bonds or notes of the town of the aggregate 
sum of $4,000; said bonds or notes to be payable $1,000 annually 
in each of the years 1916 to 1919, both inclusive; all of said bonds 
or notes to be dated May 6, 1915, and bear interest payable semi- 
annually; all particulars as to form, issuance and sale of said bonds 
or notes to be determined by the Treasurer, with the approval of 
the Selectmen. "Yes" 168. "No" 0. 

Article 4 

On Motion of A. D. Moran. 

Voted: That Article 4 be taken up. 

Voted: That the vote whereby the town voted to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $20,400 for the Highway Department be recon- 
sidered. 

Motion by Mr. Moran, 

That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $24,400 and ap- 
propriate the Street Railway Tax of $6,000 to be expended as fol- 
lows: 

Maintenance $21,400 

Street Railway Tax 6,000 

Salary . 2,000 

Patrol 1,000 

Motion by Mr. Seavey to adjourn was lost. 

Amendment by E. E. Lee. 

That the maintenance account of the Highway Department be 
increased in the amount of $2,000, that the Light Department account 
be increased in the amount of $2000, that the maintenance account 
of the Water Department be increased in the amount of $1,000. 

Amendment carried and original motion as amended was then 
voted. 

On Motion of A. D. Moran. 

Voted: That the maintenance account of the Highway Depart- 
ment be increased in the amount of $10,000. "Yes" 103. "No" 97. 

On Motion of George E. Walker. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $280 
and that same be added to the Interest Account, making appropriation 
available under that account $18,780. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $1,800 
and that same be added to Miscellaneous Account, making the total 
appropriation available under that account $3,300. 

Article 41. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 29 

sum of $250 to pay land damage to Viola S. Slocomb, for land taken 
for street connecting Salem and Lowell Streets. — Sylvester Burditt 
and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the subject matter of this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Article 42. To see if the town will vote to abolish the office 
of Fish Committee, or what they will do about it. — Board of Select- 
men. 

On Motion of J. J. Round. 

Voted: That the office of Fish Committee be abolished. 

Article 43. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
a sum of money for a municipal celebration of Independence Day, 
July 4th, 1915. — Harry A. Simonds and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $500 
for the purpose outlined in Article 43 and a committee of five be ap- 
pointed by the moderator to arrange the program. 

Article 4 

On Motion of M. E. Clemons. 

Voted: That Article 4 be taken up. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $500 and 
that same be added to the Miscellaneous Account, making the total 
amount available under this account $3,800. 

Article 44. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of $100, the same to be expended for the suitable keeping 
and care of the graves of the soldiers and sailors who served in the 
Civil and Spanish wars, as authorized by Chapter 122, Acts 1914. — 
Charles A. Evans and others. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $100 
for purpose outlined in Article 44. 

Article 45. To determine the compensation of enginemen for 
the ensuing year. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the compensation for enginemen be the same as 
last year. Central Station $100, Volunteer Hose Co. $100, Green- 
wood Hose Co. $75, Montrose Hose Co. $75. 

Article 21 

On Motion of E. H. Morton. 

Voted: That Article 21 be taken up. 

Voted: That the town reconsider vote whereby they voted to 
raise and appropriate the sum of $800 for installing new electric 
street lights. 

On Motion of Finance Committee. 



30 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $625 for the 
purpose of installing new electric street lights in accordance with 
the judgment of the Light Board, said $625 to be added to the de- 
preciation account. 

Amendment by E. H. Morton. 

That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $800 and that 
the additional sum of $175 be used to install two lights on Gladstone 
Street near the residences of A. W. Eldredge and C. S. Crabiel, also 
light corner Harrison Avenue and Essex Street, and on Essex Street 
near residence of W. R. Pratt. 

Amendment carried and original motion as amended was then 
voted. 

Articles 13 and 14 

On Motion of C. A. Dean. 

Voted: To take up Articles 13 and 14. 

Mr. Dean offered the following motion. 

That the subject matter of Articles 13 and 14 be referred to 
the Water and Sewerage Board. 

On Motion of W. V. Taylor. 

Voted: That Articles 13 and 14 be indefinitely postponed. 

On Motion of C. A. Dean. 

Voted: That the meeting extend a vote of thanks to the 
Moderator for the efficient and impartial manner in which he has 
conducted this town meeting. Voted unanimously. 

On Motion of F. A. Seavey. 

Voted: That this meeting be now dissolved. 

Dissolved at 11.20. Attendance 225. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 



31 



RESULT OF STATE PRIMARY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1915 

REPUBLICAN 



Governor 

Precincts I II 

Grafton D. Cushing 140 51 

Eugene N. Foss 4 

Samuel W. McCall 106 70 

Blanks 2 

Lieutenant Governor 

Calvin Coolidge . . . . . 149 60 

Guy A. Ham 94 53 

Blank 9 8 

Secretary 

Albert P. Langtry 212 101 

Blanks ........ 40 20 

Treasurer 

Charles L. Burrill 203 103 

JBlenks 49 18 

Auditor 

Edward C. R. Bagley .... 41 17 

Alonzo B. Cook 90 62 

Samuel W. George ..... 92 26 

Blanks 29 16 

Attorney General 

Henry C. Atwill 197 98 

JBlanks 55 23 

Councillor 

Henry C. Mulligan 183 84 

Blanks 69 37 

Senator 

Wilton B. Fay 133 65 

Winfield F. Prime 104 46 

Blanks 15 io 

Representative in General Court 

Eden K. Bowser 222 106 

Blanks 30 15 



III 



Totals 



48 


239 


1 


5 


67 


243 


1 


3 


75 


284 


35 


182 


7 


24 


101 


414 


16 


76 


100 


406 


17 


84 


22 


80 


36 


188 


48 


166 


11 


56 


98 


393 


19 


97 


88 


355 


29 


135 


56 


254 


52 


202 


9 


34 


107 


335 


10 


55 



32 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



John Lathrop Dyer . 
Harry A. Penniman 
Chester B. Williams 
Blanks . . . 



County Commissioner 

. . . . 58 

. . ... 26 

. . . . 121 

. . . . 47 



Joseph 0. Hayden 
Harold D. Wilson 
Blanks 



County Treasurer 

. . . 167 
. . . 44 

... 41 



Sheriff 



John R. Fairbairn 
Adelbert B. Messer 
Blanks 



187 
43 

22 



Edwin T. McKnight 
Blanks . 



State Committee 

. . . 187 
. . . 65 



28 
14 
54 
25 

78 
17 
26 

70 
38 
13 

90 
31 



Delegates to State 

Clarence E. Learned .... 

Edgar L. Ryerson 

Harry M. Wheeler 

Josiah S. Bonney . . . . . 
Edwin C. Miller ..... 

Earl H. Morton 

Nathaniel E. Cutler .... 

Samuel T. Parker 

Herbert B. Willey 

Augustus C. Wiswall .... 
Blanks 



Convention 



185 
183 
190 
187 
188 
175 
183 
180 
185 
186 
678 



Town 



Edgar L. Ryerson . 
Clarence E. Learned 
Loring P. Jordan . 
Andrew G. Anderson 
Ezra F. Melendy . 
Raymond P. Dellinger 
Sidney F. Adams . 
Frank H. Hackett . 
David E. Hufton . 
George L. Dillaway 
Sebastian Guaranaccia 
Warner V. Taylor . 
Albert D. Oxley 
William P. Hanscom 
E. K. Bowser 
Blanks .... 



Committee 

179 
175 
180 
174 
169 
176 
176 
175 
173 
170 
173 
174 
175 
169 

1090 



94 
94 
94 
97 
95 
97 
95 
94 
95 
91 
264 

83 
83 
83 
83 
82 
82 
85 
86 
82 
83 
82 
83 
82 
82 
1 
532 



29 
11 

50 

27 

79 
12 
26 

88 
17 
12 

89 

28 

100 
97 

100 
99 

100 
96 
98 
98 
99 
99 

184 

86 
87 
88 
85 
84 
86 
86 
87 
84 
86 
87 
87 
85 
86 
1 
434 



115 

51 

225 

9£ 

324 
73 
93 

345 
98 

47 

366 
124 

379 
374 

384 
383 
383 
368 
376 
372 
379 
376 
1126 

348 
345 
351 
342 
335 
344 
347 
348 
339 
339 
342 
344 
342 
337 
2 
2056 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 

DEMOCRATIC 

Precincts I II 

Governor 

Frederick S. Deitrick .... 5 

David I. Walsh 109 9 

Blanks ......... 12 

Lieutenant Governor 

Edward P. Barry 104 8 

Blanks . 22 1 

Secretary 

Edwin A. Grosvenor .... 86 7 

Blanks ........ 40 2 

Treasurer 

Henry L. Bowles 85 7 

Blanks 41 2 

Auditor 

Jacob C. Morse 81 6 

Blanks .45 3 

Attorney General 

Joseph J. Donahue 81 6 

Harold Williams, Jr 18 2 

Blanks . 27 1 

Councillor 

Joseph H. McNally ..... 81 5 

Blanks 45 4 

Senator 

Whitfield L. Tuck 6 

John J. Butler . . . . . . 

J. Fred Parker 1 

Blanks 119 9 

Representative in General Court 

Charles A. Dean 99 7 

Blanks 27 2 

County Commissioner 

Michael M. O'Connor .... 79 6 

Blanks 47 3 



33 



III 



Totals 



5 


10 


68 


186 


2 


14 


69 


181 


6 


29 


60* 


153 


15 


57 


58 


150 


17 


60 


57 


144 


18 


66 


58 


145 


6 


26 


11 


39 


56 


142 


19 


68 


9 


15 


1 


1 




1 


65 


193 


66 


172 


9 


38 


62 


147 


13 


63 



34 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



County Treasurer 

David A. Keefe ...... 82 

Blanks 44 

Sheriff 

John J. Donovan 76 

George A. Ferris 15 

Blanks 35 



58 
17 



146 
64 



5 


54 


135 


2 


9 


26 


2 


12 


49 



State Committee 

William H. Henchey .... 78 

Blanks 48 

Delegates to State Convention 

Albert D. Cate 69 

Thomas E. Dwyer 71 

John M. O'Hea 79 

Daniel H. Regan 81 

Blanks 204 



6 


61 


145 


3 


14 


65 


6 


56 


131 


7 


55 


133 


8 


55 


142 


7 


61 


149 


8 


73 


285 



Town Committee 



Patrick J. Kelley 
Daniel H. Regan 
John F. Conway 
James F. Curley 
Augustus M. Baxter 
James J. Curran 
John J. Butler . 
James M. Gray . 
John F. Coakley 
John I Preston . 
Philip W. Wheeler 
Alstead W. Brownell 
Charles H. Buxton 
James W. Findlay 
George F. Hanright 
Joseph Low . 
Edward F. Meuse 
J. Fred Parker . 
John D. Shanahan 
John M. Widell . 
Benjamin F. Butler 
James McLoughlin 
Blanks 



56 


8 


33 


97 


49 


8 


34 


91 


95 


9 


59 


163 


96 


8 


53 


157 


45 


9 


31 


85 


46 


8 


27 


81 


45 


8 


34 


87 


50 


7 


25 


82 


46 


7 


30 


83 


47 


8 


29 


84 


45 


8 


28 


81 


52 




26 


78 


50 




25 


75 


51 




24 


75 


47 




27 


74 


51 




26 


77 


51 




25 


76 


52 




25 


77 


49 




26 


75 


52 




27 


79 






1 


1 


1 






1 


310 


11 


210 


531 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 

PROGRESSIVE 

Precincts I II 

Governor 

Nelson B. Clark 3 1 

Blanks . 

Lieutenant Governor 
Blanks 3 1 

Secretary 
Blanks ........ 3 1 

Treasurer 
Blanks ......... 3 1 

Auditor 
Blanks 3 1 

Attorney General 
Blanks 3 1 

Councillor 
Blanks 3 1 

Senator 

Whitfield L. Tuck 

Representative in General Court 

Eden K. Bowser 3 1 

Charles A. Dean 

Blanks . 

County Commissioner 

George A. Goodwin .... 3 1 

Blanks 

County Treasurer 

David A. Keefe 3 1 

Blanks . 

Sheriff 
Blanks 3 1 

State Committee 
Blanks ........ 3 1 

Delegates to State Convention 
Blanks 3 1 

Town Committee 
Elanks 3 1 



35 



III Totals 



2 


6 








2 


6 


2 


6 


2 


6 


2 


6 


2 


6 


2 


6 


1 


1 





4 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


5 


1 


1 


1 


5 


1 


1 



36 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Recount 

The Board of Registrars held a recount September 29th, 1915, 

of the votes cast for Democratic Town Committee with the following 
result : 

Precincts I II III Totals 

Patrick J. Kelley 57 8 34 99 

Daniel H. Regan 51 8 35 94 

John F. Conway 96 9 60 165 

James F. Curley ..... 98 8 54 160 

Augustus M. Baxter .... 48 9 32 89 

James J. Curran 45 8 28 81 

John J. Butler 46 8 35 89 

James M. Gray ...... 47 7 26 80 

John F. Coakley 48 7 31 86 

John I. Preston 51 8 30 89 

Philip W. Wheeler 45 8 29 82 

Alstead W. Brownell .... 51 26 77 

Charles H. Buxton 48 25 73 

James W. Findlay 50 24 74 

George F. Hanright .... 47 27 74 

Joseph Low 50 26 76 

Edward F. Meuse 50 25 75 

J. Fred Parker 51 25 76 

John D. Shanahan 48 26 74 

John M. Widell 52 27 79 

Benjamin F. Butler .... 11 

James McLoughlin 1 1 

Blanks 306 11 199 516 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 



37 



RESULT OF ELECTION NOVEMBER 2, 1915 

Precincts I II III 

Governor 

Nelson B. Clark ..... 18 7 7 

Walter S. Hutchins ..... 30 1 6 

Samuel W. McCall 664 271 308 

Peter O'Rourke 2 1 

William Shaw 37 34 10 

David I. Walsh 530 70 268 

Defective 1 

Blanks 12 3 5 

Lieutenant Governor 

Edward P. Barry 482 50 249 

Calvin Coolidge ...... 694 283 316 

Alfred H. Evans 26 31 5 

James Hayes 7 2 2 

Chester R. Lawrence .... 15 4 8 

Samuel P. Levenberg .... 31 2 6 

Defective 1 

Blanks . 38 15 18 

Secretary 

Edwin A. Grosvenor .... 437 41 229 

Albert P. Langtry 707 292 312 

Thomas J. Maher 9 1 4 

Marion E. Sproule ..... 32 5 8 

Willard O. Wylie 20 22 4 

Defective 1 

Blanks ........ 88 26 47 

Treasurer 

Henry L. Bowles 436 43 227 

Charles L. Burrill 706 294 308 

Charles E. Fenner 35 7 10 

William E. Marks 17 18 5 

Jeremiah P. McNally .... 6 4 

Defective 1 

Blanks 93 25 50 

Auditor 

Alonzo B. Cook 693 286 302 

James W. Holden 10 3 2 

Henry C. Iram 35 5 8 

Jacob C. Morse 424 42 219 

William G. Rogers 23 22 6 

Defective 1 

Blanks 108 29 67 



Totals 



32 

37 

1243 

3 

81 

868 

1 

20 

781 
1293 
62 
11 
27 
39 
1 
71 

707 

1311 

14 

45 

46 

1 

161 

706 

1308 

52 

40 

10 

1 

168 

1281 

15 

48 

685 

51 

1 

204 



38 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Attorney General 

Henry C. Attwill 724 298 

Frank Auchter 20 22 

Joseph J. Donahue 420 35 

John McCarthy 33 4 

William Taylor . 6 

Defective 

Blanks 90 28 

Councillor. Sixth District 

Joseph H. McNally 441 51 

Henry C. Mulligan 694 281 

Defective 

Blanks 158 55 

Senator. Sixth Middlesex District 

Wilton B. Fay 732 302 

Whitfield L. Tuck 449 48 

Defective 

Blanks 112 37 

Representative in General Court. 
Twenty-first Middlesex 

Eden K. Bowser 712 274 

Charles A. Dean 544 103 

Defective 

Blanks 37 10 

County Commissioner. Middlesex County 

Alfred L. Cutting 701 288 

John L. Dyer 17 5 

George A. Goodwin 33 13 

Michael M. O'Connor . . . ^ 356 35 

William H. Walsh 48 4 

Defective 

Blanks 138 42 

County Treasurer. Middlesex County 

DeWitt C. Clapp 39 46 

Joseph O. Hayden 687 256 

David A. Keefe 405 39 

Defective 

Blanks 162 46 

Sheriff. Middlesex County 

John J. Donovan 414 35 

John R. Fairbairn 747 297 

Defective 

Blanks ........ 132 55 



320 


1342 


8 


50 


214 


669 


8 


45 


2 


8 


1 


1 


52 


170 


227 


719 


289 


1264 


1 


1 


88 


301 


307 


1341 


236 


733 


1 


1 


61 


210 


320 


1306 


270 


917 


1 


1 


14 


61 


300 


1289 


10 


32 


9 


55 


189 


580 


27 


79 


1 


1 


69 


249 


24 


109 


294 


1237 


204 


648 


1 


1 


82 


290 


211 


660 


319 


1363 


1 


1 


74 


261 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 39 

Shall the proposed amendment to the constitution, empowering 
the general court to authorize the taking of land to relieve conges- 
tion of population and to provide homes for citizens be approved and 
ratified? 

"Yes" ......... 735 225 337 1297 

"No" . 171 66 97 334 

Defective ....... 1 1 

Blanks ........ 387 96 170 653 

Shall the following proposed amendment to the constitution, 
enabling women to vote, be approved and ratified? 

"Yes" ........ 472 144 188 804 

"No" ........ 673 211 348 1232 

Defective 1 1 

Blanks 148 32 68 248 

Shall the following proposed amendment to the constitution 
relative to the taxation of incomes and the granting of reasonable 
exemptions, be approved and ratified? 

"Yes" 703 221 330 1254 

"No" 216 71 99 386 

Defective 1 1 

Blanks 374 95 175 644 

TOWN MEETING NOVEMBER 15,1915 

Meeting called to order at 7.40 o'clock P.M. by Moderator Eaton 
who read the call for the meeting. 

On Motion of G. L. Wakefield. 

Voted: That the reading of articles in the warrant be dispensed 
with. 

Constable's Return was then read. 

Article 1. To see if the town will accept the provisions of 
Section 402, Part 5, Chapter 835 of the Acts of 1913, relating to 
the election of a Highway Surveyor. — William J. Murphy. 

Motion by A. D. Moran that the town accept the Provisions of 
Section 402, Part 5, Chapter 835 of the Acts of 1913, was lost. 

Article 2. Will the town authorize the placing of the Paul 
Revere bell, the property of the town now hanging in the cupola of 
the High School, into the possession of the Wakefield Improvement 
Association for public use and safe keeping. — Wakefield Improve- 
ment Association. H. B. Mansfield, Sec'y. 

On Motion of A. H. Thayer. 

Voted: That the subject matter of Article 2 be left with the 
Selectmen to make such arrangements with the Wakefield Improve- 
ment Association as will insure the safety of the Paul Revere bell. 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Article 3. To see if the town will accept for park purposes from 
Louville V. Niles a deed of parcel of land known as the "Oval" and 
located in Wakefield Park at the intersection of Park avenue and a 
private way called Clarina street, the town to assume and pay the 
taxes of 1914 and 1915 as a consideration therefor, and raise and 
appropriate a sufficient sum of money therefor, or transfer the same 
from some other funds of the town available therefor. — M. E. S. 
Clemons. 

On Motion of M. E. S. Clemons. 

Voted: That the town accept for Park purposes from Louville 
V. Niles a deed of a parcel of land known as the "Oval" and located 
in Wakefield Park at the intersection of Park Avenue and a Private 
Way called Clarina Street and assume and pay the taxes of 1914 and 
1915 as a consideration therefor. 

Article 4. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Over- 
seers of the Poor to have the title of the town in and to the Poor 
Farm registered by the Land Court, the expense therefor to be 
charged to said board's regular appropriation, or what they will do 
about it. — Hugh Connell. 

On Motion of M. Lowe. 

Voted: That the subject matter of Article 4 be referred to the 
Board of Selectmen, Overseers of the Poor, Woodville Improvement 
Association and Town Counsel, they to report at the Spring meeting. 

Article 5. To see if the town will vote to appoint a Tax Com- 
mittee of twenty-five citizens to co-operate with and make recom- 
mendations to the Board of Assessors with a view to enable the 
Assessors to fully assess all property and thereby reduce the rate 
of taxation. — Earl H. Morton. 

On motion of A. D. Jenkins. 

Voted: That the town appoint a Tax Committee of twenty-five 
citizens to co-operate with and make recommendations to the Board 
of Assessors with a view to enable the Assessors to fully assess all 
property and thereby reduce the rate of taxation. 

Voted: That committee be appointed by Moderator. 

Voted: That committee have power to fill vacancies. 

At 9.30 o'clock it was voted that this meeting be dissolved. 
Attendance 600. 
December 6, 191o. 

The following committee appointed under Article 5. 
Augustus D. Jenkins James H. Kimball 

William O. Abbott Clide G. Morrill 

Charles A. Atweli Earl H. Morton 

Eden K. Bowser Edward E. Lee 

Lawrence W. Churchill Henry F. Miller, 2nd 

William T. Curley John A. Meloney 

Percival B. Evans Albert E. Phelps 

Dennis Greaney Ernest E. Prescott 



REPORT OF SELECTMEN 41 



A. Francis Harrington Edgar L. Ryerson 

Frank J. Henkel Howard M. Tuttle 

Loring P. Jordan George E. Walker 

William W. Kelso Charles R. White 

Arthur L. Wiley 



REPORT OF SELECTMEN 

To the Citizens of the Town of Wakefield. 

We herewith respectfully submit the annual report of the Board 
of Selectmen for the year ending December 31, 1915, together with 
the reports of the several departments under its control or super- 
vision. 



The Board, consisting of Nathaniel E. Cutler, John A. Meloney, 
John J. Round, Earl H. Morton and Frank H. Hackett, held its first 
meeting March 1, 1915. John J. Round was elected Chairman, 
Frank H. Hackett, Secretary, and H. A. Simonds was appointed Clerk. 

COMMITTEES 

Street, N. E. Cutler, J. J. Round. 

Military, J. A. Meloney. 

Police, E. H. Morton. 

Fire, J. A. Meloney. 

Town Hall, F. H. Hackett. 

Licenses, F. H. Hackett, J. A. Meloney, E. H. Morton. 

Clerk of Board, H. A. Simonds. 

APPOINTMENTS 

Town Counsel, M. E. S. Clemons. 

Superintendent of Street, 0. H. Starkweather. 

Janitor of Hall, Harvey S. Parker. 

Dog Officer, James J. Pollard. 

Fire Inspector, William E. Cade. 

Inspector of Wires, William E. Cade. 

Inspector of Animals, Palmer Corbett. 

Registrar of Voters, Patrick J. Kelly. 

Town Accountant, Harry A. Simonds. 
^Inspector of Building, Hoyt B. Parker. 

Inspector of Buildings, Cornelius Donovan. 

Keeper of Lockup, Joseph L. Preston. 

Burial Agent, John M. Gate. 

Agent, care of Soldiers' graves, Chas. A. Evans. 

Moth Department, W. W. Whittredge. 

Sweetser Lecture Committee, Edwin C. Miller, W. S. Perkins, J. 
Lowe McMahon, H. M. Wheeler, Harris M. Dolbeare. 

Board of Fire Engineers, William E. Cade, Edw. S. Jacob, 
Henry A. Feindel. 



42 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Constables, H. A. Simonds, James J. Pollard, Henry DeRoach,. 
Joseph Preston, Lincoln S. Tainter. 
* Deceased. 

POLICE OFFICERS 

John A. Meloney, Lewis E. Carter, George 0. Russell, Roy D. 
Jones, William G. Carley, James Findley, John N. Logan, Walter 

F. Carley, David B. W. Findley, 0. H. Starkweather, Henry Hoyt^ 
Herman Salholm, 0. G. Sanborn, Nath. E. Knowles, Francis W. 
Howard, Eber Holmes, Thomas W. O'Neil, Willie R. Blake, John 

G. M. Gates, Albert D. Cate, Herbert T. Mitchell, Arthur T. Seder- 
quest, George F. Leach, Ernest Tyler, Arthur Gibbons, Emil Nelson, 
Louis N. Tyzzer, William H. Murray, H. S. Parker, Charles I. Grant, 
Henry J. Gilfoyle, John J. Cotter, Michael Foley, George W. Couil- 
lard, Hardy Russell, A. P. Butler, John Minnikin, Ralph W. Foster, 
Woodbury W. Smith, Joseph Fazio, Louis P. Fairfield, Robert C. At- 
kinson, Harry C. Van Wert, George B. DeRoach. 

During the year the Board has granted licenses as follows for 
which fees have been received: 

2 Theatre Licenses No Fee 

22 Victuallers' Licenses No Fee 

30 Peddlers' Licenses $ 34.00 

5 Auctioneers' Licenses 10.00 

2 Second-hand Furniture Licenses . . . 30.00 

4 Junk Licenses 200.00 

7 Pool Licenses 35.00 

2 Circus Licenses . . . . . . . 30.00 

1 Bowling License 5.00 

3 Pony Express Licenses 

1 Intelligence Office License .... 5.00 $349. 00 

There has been more work for the Board of Selectmen this 
year than usual. This, of course, is to be expected in a growing town. 
During the year the Board has held regular meetings Thursday even- 
ing of each week with the exception of holidays and besides these, 
there have been several special meetings and members of the board 
have been present at all hearings where the interests of the town 
seemed to be affected. Some changes have been made in organization, 
this year. The old committee on checks whose duties were abolished by 
the acceptance of the town accountant act has been discontinued and 
a new committee on licenses added. This new committee has worked 
well and we trust will become a permanent committee in future 
boards. 

We desire at this time to call attention to the condition of the 
Town Hall as this matter will not be touched upon in other reports. 
This year the building has been repainted outside, the lower corridors, 
and selectmen's room painted and revarnished, and a new system of 
lights installed to comply with the fire regulations. In previous 



REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF WIRES 43 

years the appropriation has not been sufficient to keep the building: 
in proper repair. We desire to remind the citizens that our Town 
Hall which was presented to us over forty years ago is now as it was 
then, the finest building in town and the finest Town Hall in this part 
of the State, and we trust the town will in the future show its appre- 
ciation of the generosity of the giver by providing a sufficient amount 
each year to keep its Town Hall in thorough repair. We hope the 
coming year to repaint a large part of the interior, make some re- 
pairs in the clock tower, and perhaps install illuminated dials. 

Members of the Board have given much of their time outside of 
their regular meetings to the town's business, and we think in the 
main good judgment has been shown.. We feel that the successful 
work of the Board is in a large measure due to the efficiency of its 
Clerk, Mr. H. A. Simonds, and we wish on this occasion to thank him, 
in particular, as well as the different Boards and citizens of the town 
who have co-operated with us during the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN J. ROUND, Chairman, 

NATH'L E. CUTLER, 

FRANK H. HACKETT, 

EARL H. MORTON, 

JOHN A. MELONEY. 

REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF WIRES 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen. 

Gentlemen: — In compliance with the vote of the town I have made 
a total of 367 inspections during the year of 1915. 

Fifty-two defects were found and the same were all made to com- 
ply with the National Electrical Code. 

Yours respectfully, 

W. E. CADE, 

Wire Inspector. 



REPORT OF FOREST WARDEN 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen. 

Gentlemen: — There were a total of 123 forest and grass fires 
during the year with a total expense to extinguish of $249.88 together 
with outstanding bill of $32.50. 

Your respectfully, 

W. E. CADE, 

Forest Warden. 



44 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

REPORT OF SEALER OF WEIGHTS 
AND MEASURES 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen. 

Dear Sirs: — I herewith submit to you a report of my work done 
in 1915. 

Adj. Sealed Con. 

Platform scales capacity over 5,000 pounds . 18 1 

Platform scales capacity under 5,000 pounds . 1 73 

Counter scales . 85 

Beam scales 34 

Spring balances 2 82 6 

Computing scales 31 

Slot Personal (penny in slot mch.) ... 11 3 

Prescription scales 5 

Weights Avoirdupois 32 815 

Weights Apothecary 117 26 

Weights Metric 7 

Dry Measure 30 

Liquid Measure 143 1 

Automatic Pumps . 1 18 

Glass Graduates 32 

Ice Cream Cans 150 4 

Molasses Pump ..../.... 8 

Linear Measures * 21 

Fees collected during the year, $104.83. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ALBERT A. MANSFIELD, 
Sealer of Weights and Measures. 

REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen. 

Gentlemen: — I respectfully submit my report for the year 
ending December 31, 1915. 

One hundred fifty-three building permits were granted. Nine- 
teen of these were granted by the Selectmen, sixty-two by Mr. Parker, 
two by Mr. Cutler and seventy by me. I have inspected these build- 
ings during their construction. The total estimated valuation is 
$238,370. Other buildings which have been reported unsafe have 
been inspected and owners notified to make required changes. 

I have also inspected thirty elevators and made returns to the 
state. One elevator operator was licensed and six designated. 

Respeclyfully, 

CORNELIUS DONOVAN, 

Inspector of Buildings. 



REPORT OF TOWN PLANNING BOARD 45 

REPORT OF WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION AGENT 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen. 

Gentlemen: — I respectfully submit the following report ending 
December 31, 1915. 

An employee of the town, Edward G. Bowditch, while in the 
discharge of his duty as a fireman, March 27, 1915, was badly injured. 
According to the vote of your Board, he is receiving $10.00 per week 
beginning fourteen days after the date of the accident to continue 
during his disability. He is improving but it is impossible to say 
when he will be able to resume his work. 

There were other employees of the town injured during the 
year but the department for which, they worked were insured and 
they have received compensation from the insurance company. 

Respectfully, 

CORNELIUS DONOVAN, 

Compensation Agent. 

REPORT OF THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen. 

Gentlemen: — The Town Planning Board herewith respectfully 
presents its report for the year ending December 31, 1915, together 
with recommendations. 

The Board organized by electing H. B. Mansfield Chairman, and 
Dr. J. W. O'Connell Secretary, was later sub-divided into Committees 
as follows: 

Public Health: Dr. Sopher 

Housing: Mr. Mansfield 

Education and Recreation: Dr. O'Connell 

Public Convenience: Mr. Morrill 

Transportation: Mr. Tyler 

Meetings have been held bi-weekly during the year, and matters 
looking towards plans for future development and growth of the 
town have been discussed rather than minor improvements which 
would have no such bearing on the future. 

Members have attended the Town Planning Conference of the 
Massachusetts Homestead Commission and the Town Planning and 
Housing Exhibition held in connection with it. 

At the suggestion of the Board, the Boston & Maine Railroad 
has made extensive and much-needed improvements around the 
Upper Station, seeding the sloping section between the track and 
North Avenue, and planting several hundred dollars worth of shrub- 
bery on both sides of the track. 

It is strongly urged that people in this section respect the public 
spirited efforts of the Railroad Company and refrain from crossing 
any part of this land. 



46 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

As a result of the meetings held the past year the Board begs to 
submit the following recommendations: 

A. That members of the Planning Board be elected for terms 
of years; two for three years, two for two years and one 
for one year. 

B. That the town appoint a Committee to investigate the ad- 
visability of adopting some modified form of Town 
Government. 

C. That upon the opening up of new sections for building 
purposes, no street shall be laid out except with, the ap- 
proval of the Planning Board. 

D. That swamp or boggy areas adjacent to improved land be 
drained and made available for cultivation or building. 

E. That the town acquire land around the lakes as opportunity 
offers. 

F. That a public dump be established on some town property 
which is in need of filling and that proper attention be 
given it from time to time in the way of burning paper and 
burying other material. 

HUBBARD B. MANSFIELD, Chairman, 

J. WILLIAM O'CONNELL, Secretary, 

CURTIS L. SOPHER, 

C. G. MORRILL, 

SELDEN W. TYLER. 

REPORT OF TOWN COUNSEL 

To the Honorable Board, of Selectmen. 

Gentlemen: — My report covering the legal department of the 
town for 1915 is as follows: — 

LEGAL CASES DISPOSED OF 

The $4,000 suit of Hannah Ford was tried in the Superior Court 
and a jury awarded her $100. 

The suit of Gertrude Chick for the same amount was "non- 
suited" on the calling of the case for trial, and judgment entered 
for the town. 

The case of Emma Wulff for damages for exclusion from the 
high school was tried and the presiding judge directed a verdict 
by the jury for the town. On the plaintiff's exception the case was 
heard in the Supreme Court and the exceptions overruled and final 
judgment has been entered for the town. 

James H. Hillsgrove's petition for a revision by a jury of his 
award for land damages for laying out a highway in Montrose has 
been settled for the amount originally awarded by the County 
Commissioners. 



REPORT OF TOWN COUNSEL 47 

CASES PENDING 

Three actions of $5,000 each for damages for alleged injuries 
from gas are pending in the Superior Court. 

Three actions are also pending in the same court for alleged 
injuries from alleged defects in highways for $3,000 — $4,000 and 
$5,000 respectively. 

The two actions for $4,000 each of the Lead Lined Iron Pipe 
Company for damage from overflow of brook were heard for seven- 
teen days by Auditor E. Leroy Sweetser, Esq., who later found in 
Iris report for the town. The cases were then tried before a jury 
and Judge Brown who at the end of about four days of hearings, 
directed the jury to find for the town, to which the plaintiff excepted 
and the exceptions are now being prepared for the Supreme Court. 

Two small actions ($100 and $300) in contract are pending. 

In addition to attending to the above I have represented the 
town in the following matters: 

Hearings before a special commission to determine the appor- 
tionment of the Metropolitan Park assessments for the next five 
years. 

Also before the same commission on the apportionment of the 
cost and maintenance of the Wellington Bridge and also that of the 
Charles River Dam and Basin. Printed briefs were prepared and filed. 

Before the Public Service Commission on the petition of the 
Bay State Street Railway Company for approval of a revision of its 
fares and fare zones. 

Opinions have been given in writing to departments of the town 
as requested and I have held many consultations with the officials 
and given informal opinions. 

Obtained options for most of the property through which the 
Quannapowitt Boulevard will be built and have attended several 
conferences with the Metropolitan Park Commissioners on same. 

I have investigated personally several matters affecting the 
town and examined the premises involved. 

Collections of money due have been made for several of the 
departments without suit. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. E. S. CLEMONS, 

Town Counsel. 

REPORT OF SWEETSER CHARITY 

Rosa B. Cutler, Treasurer, 

In account with Sweetser Charity 

Dr. 

To balance on hand January 1, 1915 $361.80 

Received from Treasurer of Sweetser Lectures . . . 235.65 



48 






TOWN 


OF 


WAKEFIELD 






Div 


Cr. 

Balance 

ROSA B. 


CUTLER, 
Treaj 


15.45 


By 


$612.90 

$274.44 




$338.46 
surer. 



REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF ANIMALS 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen. 

I herewith submit my annual report as Inspector of Animals. 

Two (2) tubercular cows, four (4) horses with glanders, also 
three (3) dogs with rabies, were killed. There were a few cases of 
Hog Cholera, also. 

Respectfully submitted, 

DR. PALMER CORBETT, 

Inspector of Animals. 

REPORT OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen. 

Gentlemen: — I have the honor to submit to your Honorable 
Board, the report of the doings of the Police Department for the 
year ending December 31, 1915. 

Number of arrests 357 

Number of arrests on warrants 30 

Number of summonses served 40 

Males 345 

Females ^ 12 

Residents 248 

Non-residents 98 

Commorants 11 

For the following crimes, viz: 

Arrested for other officers 21 

Assault and battery 16 

Assault with a dangerous weapon 3 

Assault with intent to kill 1 

Assault on officer . . ... . 1 

Accessory before the fact 1 

Adultery 1 

Bastardy 3 

Being present 3 

Carrying a loaded revolver 1 



REPORT OF CHIEF OF POLICE 49 

Cruelty to animals 4 

Capias 1 

Drunkenness . .189 

Dynamiting a building 1 

Exposing and keeping 3 

Fornication 3 

Gaming on the Lord's day 23 

Having in his possession milk bottles with other persons names 1 

Insane 8 

Larceny 12 

Malicious mischief 3 

Manslaughter 1 

Mutual assault 4 

Murder 1 

Not driving to the right of the highway 3 

Non-support 13 

Poisoning a dog 1 

Peddling without a license 1 

Riding a bicycle on sidewalk 3 

Setting fire in the open * 3 

Safe keeping 13, 

Stubborn child 2 

Suspicion 4 

Throwing missiles at electric car 2 

Unlawfully appropriating a horse 1 

Violation of Town By-Laws 2 

Violation of General Acts of 1915, Ch. 204, § 1 1 

Violation of the Milk Law ■ 2 

Wilfully and without right taking an automobile .... 1 

Total \ ^ 

HOW DISPOSED OF 

Appealed 4 

Continued ..." 25 

Discharged 20' 

Delivered to other officers 21 

Electrocuted , . ^ 

Fines imposed 64 

House of correction g 

Insane hospital g 

Placed on file -j ^ 

Probation 47 

Released -141 

State Prison 2 

State Farm c 

Total . 357 



50 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

MISCELLANEOUS REPORT 

Amount of stolen property recovered $1,357.00 

Amount of lost property recovered 123.00 

Amount of property left outside of stores and cared for . 51.00 

Accidents reported 23 

Bicycles found 6 

Burglary (false alarm) 1 

Broken wires reported 24 

Building found open and secured 180 

Case investigated 192 

Detail for private assemblages 20 

Detail for public assemblages 168 

Defects in water pipes 8 

Defects in gas pipes 2 

Defects in streets and sidewalks 50 

Dangerous trees reported 7 

Dogs killed 22 

Electric light poles blown down and reported 2 

Fires discovered and alarm given 1 

Fire's extinguished without an alarm 6 

Fences blown down 1 

Horses killed 7 

Lost children cared for 24 

Lantern in dangerous places 117 

Lost dogs found and returned to owners 5 

Medical Examiner cases 6 

Obstructions removed from the street 8 

Officers at fires 41 

Posting notices 15 

Rescued from drowning 2 

Runaway boys cared for 11 

Sick and disabled people assisted 18 

Stray horses cared for 3 

Stray teams cared for 1 

Street lights not burning 198 

Water running to waste 8 

Wires burning trees 8 

Amount of fines imposed by the Court $ 677.00 

There have been 27,685 on duty calls during the year. 

To His Honor, Judge Charles M. Bruce and his Associates, E. 
Leroy Sweetser and Thomas P. Riley and to the Clerk, Wilfred B. 
Tyler and his Assistant, Henry C. Bacon, and to the stenographer, 
Helen L. Dooling, I wish to extend my sincere thanks for their 
kindly assistance. 

I desire also, to extend to your Honorable Board, my sincere 
thanks for your kind and courteous treatment accorded me during 
the past year. 



REPORT OF FIRE ENGINEERS 51 

DISCIPLINE 

To the members of the Police Department I want to thank them 
kindly for their hearty co-operation. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

I most earnestly recommend three more men for night duty. 
One at North Ward and Montrose District; one at the Junction; one 
at Water Street District. 

I would most earnestly recommend some means of transporta- 
tion for the Department, as at the present time we have absolutely 
none. 

The primary duty of a police officer is to prevent crime, and 
failing this, is to procure its punishment. 

For this purpose he is invested with broad powers and may per- 
form any act consistent with the rights of others and with the exer- 
cise of a sound discretion on his part. But it should be understood 
that neither the State nor the municipality, whose officer he is, 
assumes any responsibility for his wrongful action. 

Physical and mental ability and moral character should be con- 
sidered and politics eliminated. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES J. POLLARD, 

Chief of Police. 

REPORT OF THE ENGINEERS OF THE 
WAKEFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen. 

Gentlemen: — The Board of Fire Engineers presents this annual 
report for the year ending December 31, 1915, together with such 
information which may be of interest to the town. 

APPARATUS AND MEN 

The number of pieces of apparatus remain the same as our last 
year's report. The motor-drawn has been in service for a year 
and has fully come up to the expectations that were claimed, for 
it has been very reliable and the time saved in reaching fires 
lias greatly increased the efncincy of the department. Two years 
experience with pneumatic tires on the rear of the Webb Triple 
Combination has fully convinced this Board that they are not reliable 
and that they have been a big expense to the town. We have had 
Sewell cushion wheels put on with solid rubber tires. They are on 
trial and if found satisfactory, will materially decrease the cost of 
motor apparatus. The number of men in the department remain 
the same as our last report. 



52 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

ACCIDENTS 

Lieut. Edward G. Bowditch of the combination ladder truck was 
run over by the Volunteer motor wagon while trying to jump on it 
in responding to an alarm on Mar. 27, breaking his leg in two places, 
and has been laid up since that time. Mr. Bowditch is a valuable 
member of the department, and in his misfortune has the sympathy 
of the town. 

EXPENDITURES 

The annual appropriation of the department this year was 
$11,500 being $500 less than 1914. While the report shows a much 
larger amount it is not due to an increase in the expenses of the 
department, but to the new system of keeping the accounts, hydrant 
rentals, insurance, salaries, etc., being now all added to the appro- 
priation* 

HOSE 

We have purchased 1,000 feet of 2%" hose this year and 
believe it will be necessary to purchase another thousand feet during 
the coming year. Most of the hose is several years old, and in using 
it at fires and in testing it, we lose about fifty per cent. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

We recommend that the town purchase 1,000 feet of hose and 
paint and repair the Greenwood Hose House. 

RECORD OF FIRES 

During the year the Department has responded to 189 alarms 
divided as follows: 123 still alarms for brush fires, 28 still alarms 
for dwelling fires and 38 box alarms. Four of these box alarms 
were false alarms. 

Jan. 2, 9.53 a.m. Box No. 27. 67 Chestnut street, owned 
by Wakefield Building Association. Loss on building and contents, 
$190. Cause, oily rags. 

Jan. 23. Box No. 9. Chimney, No. 125 Water street. 

Feb. 2, 9.08 a.m. Box No. 23. 121 Albion street. No loss. 
Cause, oily rags. 

Mar. 2, 9.25 a.m. Box No. 19. Brush off Main street. 

Mar. 12, 1.30 p.m. Box . .No. 46. Sheds owned by E. A. Gren- 
ell, 173 Lowell street. Loss $200. Cause, burning grass. 

Mar. 13, 2.14 p.m. Box No. 17. Dwelling of F. M. Staples. 
Loss $256. Cause, burning grass. 

Mar. 16, 9.50 a.m. Box No. 23. Dwelling 86 North avenue. 
Owned by B. Orentlicher. Loss $300. Cause, overheated stove. 

Mar. 18, 1.50 p.m. Box No. 18. Dwelling at No. 24 Richard- 
son street. Owned by E. P. Simpson. Loss $184. Cause, fat. 

Mar. 20, 3.13 p.m. Box No. 44. Brush fire at rifle range. 

Mar. 22, 8.44 p.m. Box 15. Barrell on Main street. 

Mar. 23, 9.10 p.m. Box No. 43. False alarm. 



REPORT OF FIRE ENGINEERS 53 

Mar. 24, 6.40 p.m. Box No. 44. Woods at Castle Rock. 

Mar. 26, 1.03 p.m. Box No. 44. Wood fire. Lynnfield. 

Mar. 27, 1.16 a.m.. Box No. 48. Followed by second alarm. 
Dwelling at 15 Lowell street. Owned by H. F. Snow. Loss $3,800. 
Cause, defective chimney. 

Mar. 27. Ice house on Lowell street. Owned by E. E. Nichols. 
Loss $8,000. Cause, sparks from above fire. 

April 14, 11.37 a.m. Box No. 12. Wood fire on Forest street. 

April 19, 9.37 a.m. Box. No. 113. Grass off Renwick road. 

May 3, 6.35 p.m. Box No. 32. False alarm. 

May 31, 2.30 p.m. Out of town call. Barn rear of Lynnfield 
Hotel. 

June 14, 10.19 a.m. Box No. 23. Roof of store of Wakefield 
Building Association. Occupied by Cobb & Teague. Loss $35. 
Cause, spark from train. 

June 28, 2.20 a.m. Box No. 15 followed by second alarm. 
Stable and hay sheds owned by Curley Bros. Loss $6,150. Lumber 
yard owned by W. E. Knox. Loss $200. Carpenter shop owned by 
H. A. Feindel. Loss $97. Cause unknown. 

July 9, 5.09 p.m. Box No. 113. Dwelling at No. 45 Renwick 
road, Owned by J. H. Richardson. Loss $800. Cause, kerosene 
stove. 

July 9, 6.18 p.m. Box No. 38. Evans' Automatic. Cause, 
lightning. No loss. 

4£uly 10, 2.09 p.m. Box No. 31. Cross wires of fire alarm. 

July 13, 3.56 p.m. Box No. 32. No. 36 Water street. Owned 
by B. D. Gerasinowicz. Loss $678. Cause unknown. 

Aug. 29, 7.53 p.m. Box No. 5. False alarm. 

Sept. 7, 12.46 p.m. Box No. 14. Rear of No. 821 Main street. 
Barn owned by A. L. Brown. Loss $450. Cause, kerosene stove. 

Sept. 19, 10.20 p.m. Box No. 32. Dwelling No. 57 Melvin 
street. Owned by R. DeCecia. Loss $130. Cause unknown. 

Oct. 12, 3.57 p.m. Box No. 32. Dwelling No. 66 Valley street. 
Owned by Antonio Del Rossi. Loss $105. Cause, defective chimney. 

Oct. 16. Chimney at No. 138 Water street. 

Oct. 27, 7.39 a.m. Box No. 28. No. 11 Bartley street. Chimney. 

Nov. 3, 12.25 p.m. Box No. 54. Chimney at No. 281 Lowell 
street. 

Nov. 3, 2.25 p.m. No. 40 Richardson street. Owned by C. Del 
Rossi. Loss $430. Cause, defective chimney. 

Nov. 4, 6.30 p.m. Box No. 38. Taylor building. Occupied by 
Morrison Skinner Co. Loss small. 

Nov. 13, 8.20 p.m. Box No. 46. Dr. Freeman's barn at Lynn- 
field. 

Nov. 14, 12.25 a.m. Box No. 63. Barn owned by Mrs. M. 
Carter. { 

Nov. 20, 5.25 p.m. Box. No. 53. False alarm. 



54 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Dec. 1, 11.05 p.m. Box No. 39. No. 172 Vernon street. 
Woodbox. No loss. 

Dec. 26, 8.20 p.m. Box No. 9. No. 105 Water street. Owned 
by Carlo Orsino. Cause, careless smoking. 

Estimate value of property endangered .... $87,200 

Estimate loss on same 25,438 

Insurance on same 62,100 

In conclusion we wish to extend our thanks to your Honorable 
Board, to John A. Meloney, Committee of Fire Department, and to 
the Finance Committee for the courtesy and co-operation shown us 
during the year. We wish to compliment the officers and members 
of the Department for the prompt and efficient manner in which they 
have performed their duties. We also wish to express our apprecia- 
tion to the Chief of Police for services rendered by his department 
at fires. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. E. CADE, Chief, 
EDW. S. JACOB, 
HENRY A. FIENDEL, 

Board of Fire Engineers. 

REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH 

The Board of Health herewith submits its annual report. 

In accordance with a State Law, the Board were this year (1915) 
obliged to establish a dispensary for Tuberculosis cases. 

The dispensary is for the purpose of advising or teaching 
patients how to take care of themselves, and for the best means of 
preventing the spread of Tuberculosis. Also, these patients are to 
be followed up carefully by the Visiting Nurse to see that the instruc- 
tions are carried out. 

This addition to the Board's work means a considerable increase 
in its expenses but we have been fortunate in being able to keep 
down the cost of the dispensary and its working staff. 

The Board secured a room in the Taylor building which has been 
fitted up for the purpose, and although the quarters are small, it has 
been found to be perfectly satisfactory for the purpose. 

The Board was especially fortunate in being able to secure 
the services of Miss English as Dispensary Nurse, through the co- 
operation of the Visiting Nurse Association which helps materially to 
keep down the expense of this branch of the Board's work. Had 
the Board been obliged to engage the services of a permanent nurse, 
the expense would have been much greater. Therefore, the Board 
feels indebted to the Visiting Nurse Association for their generous 
co-operation. 



REPORT OF TUBERCULOSIS DISPENSARY 55 

The number of contagious diseases are 571 as follows: 

Measles 506 

Scarlet Fever 28 

Diphtheria ............. 13 

Typhoid Fever . . . 7 

Tuberculosis 17 

JOS. W. HEATH, Chairman 
AUGUSTUS D. JENKINS, Sec. 
DAVID TAGGART 

REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF PLUMBING 

To the Board of Health. 

Gentlemen: — The work of the Plumbing Department for the 
year ending Dec. 31, 1915 is as follows: 

Applications filled 98 

Fixtures set 482 

Water closets 117 

Lavatories 77 

Bath tubs 77 

Sinks 119 

Wash trays 92' 

Respectfully submitted, 

DAVID TAGGART, 

Inspector of Plumbing. 

REPORT OF TUBERCULOSIS DISPENSARY 

On Aug. 1st, the Tuberculosis Dispensary, which was required by 
law, was opened to the public of Wakefield, for Tuberculosis patients 
or families of tubercular patients to visit and receive advice and in- 
struction in the necessary precaution to be taken in the care of the 
patient, and prevent the spread of the disease. Patients visiting the 
Dispensary were examined and advised according to his or her con- 
dition, also advised if a physician was in attendance to continue 
under his treatment. 

In the beginning like all new undertakings the work was slow 
and somewhat discouraging as patients were not coming to the 
Dispensary and there was naturally much criticism in regard to the 
unnecessary expense. 

However, on Sept. 10 the first patient called at the Dispensary 
for examination. Owing to illness, Dr. J. W. Heath (chairman of the 
local Board of Health) was unable to attend to the Dispensary work 
and during his absence Dr. C. L. Sopher, Dr. Brown of the State 
Board of Health, and Dr. Wells have examined and advised all who 
have since come. 



58 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



From Sept. 10 to date 21 people have been examined at the Dis- 
pensary- Four of these were not tubercular, six are suspicious and 
kept under observation by the nurse and physician in attendance. 
The remaining; eleven were found to have Tuberculosis in different 
stages. Those not having* a regular family physician still visit the 
Dispensary at stated intervals. 

On Aug. 1st, the nurse was given a list of 30 reported tubercular 
patients. After making the initial visit to all, she found 10 had 
moved out of town, 2 were in sanatoriums, 2 had died. 

At present she is visiting 6 suspicious cases, 28 positive cases, 3 
have been transferred to sanatoriums and 2 have died since Aug 1. 

Dr. J. W. Heath and Margaret H. English V.N., are in attend- 
ance every Tuesday p.m. from 3 to 4 and on Friday evening from 7 
to 8 p.m. 

JOSEPH W. HEATH, M.D., 

Physician to Dispensary; 

MARGARET H. ENGLISH, 

Visiting Nurse. 

REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF MILK 

To the Board of Health. 

Gentlemen: — The milk inspection of the town of Wakefield has 
been conducted along different lines this year than it has been in 
previous years. Acting upon the assumption that "milk not of high 
fat content has never caused a human death, but that dirty milk has 
killed a great many persons , especially infants," I determined to look 
into the cleanliness of the Wakefield milk. 

This was best accomplished by visiting the dairies monthly, in- 
specting the same along with the cows, utensils and methods of 
handling the milk. When conditions were found that made the 
production of clean milk impossible, suggestions were offered as to 
the best way to remedy same, and in most cases these directions were 
carefully followed. 

I am glad to say that today I can report a very great improve- 
ment in the cleanliness of the milk and also in the method of handling. 

Meanwhile the standard of the milk was closely watched and 
I can report a gradual increase from my first tests up to the present 
tests amounting to .5 per cent in fat and .7 in total solids. 

The number of licenses issued this year totalled 57 for milk and 
three for oleomargerine amounting to $30, which sum was paid into 
the town treasury. 

Yours most respectfully, 

CARL M. SMITH, 

Inspector of Milk. 



REPORT OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES 57 






Chairman Winfield S. Ripley, Jr. 

Secretary . Miss Elizabeth F. Ingram 

Treasurer George E. Walker 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

LIBRARY 

Richard Button, Chairman 
Hervey J. Skinner Mrs. Florence L. Bean 

READING ROOM 

Mrs. Florence L. Bean, Chairman 
Winfield S. Ripley, Jr. Hervey J. Skinner 

CATALOGUE 

Miss Elizabeth F. Ingram, Chairman 
Arthur L. Evans Frank T. Woodbury 

FINANCE 

Walter O. Cartwright, Chairman 
Richard Button Arthur L. Evans 



Frank T. Woodbury, Chairman 

Walter O. Cartwright Miss Elizabeth F. Ingram 

BOOK 

Edson W. White, Chairman 
Richard Button Winfield S. Ripley, Jr. 

Frank T. Woodbury Arthur L. Evans 

Elizabeth F. Ingram Florence L. Bean 

Hervey J. Skinner Walter O. Cartwright 

Librarian Miss H. Gertrude Lee 

Assistant Librarian Miss Emma L. Campbell 

Assistant Librarian (Greenwood) . . Mrs. Idabelle F. Studley 

Attendant Mrs. Katherine Madden 

Attendant Mrs. Cora MacQuarrie 

Sunday Attendant, Reading Room . . William MacLeod 

Extra Attendant Hildur L. Carlson 



58 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

REPORT OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES 

Lack of room at the library continues to call for important 
consideration. Patrons must certainly be aware of conditions at the 
present time. Expediency is the order of the day: — storing little 
used books in another part of the building; removing ornamental 
woodwork to make book room; increasing the space at the delivery 
desk; placing book shelves where none were intended to be; lengthen- 
ing the hours of service and reclassifying the books in a modern man- 
ner. But the real need is more room. In a modern library the book 
stacks for 18,000 volumes would cover three times the floor space 
available with us. The children should have a separate room. Stu- 
dents need a reading room where newspaper noises are not and 
where magazine readers cannot disturb them. 

The fiction has been entirely reclassified and now all the works 
of any given author are to be found on one shelf. The reclassifica- 
tion of the non-fiction is under way; the poetry is finished and biog- 
raphy is begun. 

The library force, with its usual excellence, has handled the ex- 
tra work required by the large increase in circulation and the new 
problems of the year in a highly satisfactory manner. It should 
be noted that the reclassification was undertaken by Miss Lee at her 
own request and carried on by the regular force with no outside 
assistance. We venture to remark that few libraries of our size 
have a librarian who could plan and execute such an undertaking as 
this. Such work would in general be done by an expert from outside 
with considerable attendant expense. 

For the ensuing year the Trustees recommend the appropriation 
of $2,940 including the Dog Tax. It is understood th~t the Reading 
Room appropriation is included. 

For the Trustees, 

W. S. RIPLEY, JR., Chairman. 

LIBRARIAN'S REPORT 



To the Board of Trustees of the Beebe Town Library, the Librarian 
submits the following report for the year 1915. 

CIRCULATION 



The circulation shows a gain of 28 per cent over last year. 
This, with the present population, 12,781, makes an average of 6 
books per capita. Compared with other libraries in the state, we 
have a larger circulation than any other town with the same popu- 
lation. 



REPORT OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES 59 

EXTENSION OF HOURS 

Early in October, the hours were changed from 2 to 5 and 7 to 
8.30 p.m. to 2 to8.30 p.m. continuously. These hours do not apply 
equally to the Reading Room, principally for lack of funds, as an 
extra attendant would be necessary. This change has proved very 
popular and, while at first contemplated to accommodate the High 
School first year class, who immediately took advantage of the privi- 
lege, it is used fully as much by the public in general who frequently 
express their pleasure at the convenience. 

ENLARGEMENT OF DELIVERY DESK 

During the summer the delivery desk space was much increased 
by a slight rearrangement of the room. This extra space makes 
possible a receiving and delivery desk, where two people can work at 
one time exchanging books, a condition formerly impossible. Two 
long extra shelves were built across the ends of the book stacks 
and more open shelf room arranged for fiction. Not only has this 
change greatly relieved the congestion at the desk during busy hours, 
but it has materially improved the general appearance of the room* 

BOOK PURCHASE 

The book fund from which our new books are purchased, dupli- 
cates supplied and worn-out books replaced, is never adequate to 
meet the demand but a number of books have been purchased on 
suggestion or request and such requests are always welcome and will 
be considered. The books for the younger children, in constant use, 
wear out quickly or become so torn and soiled that they have to be 
discarded for new copies. This makes frequent replenishing neces- 
sary to keep even a small supply on hand and oftentimes on a busy 
afternoon even this is exhausted. 

GRANTING OF CARDS 

Cards have been granted to several persons living outside the 
town limits in accordance with a change in the State laws allowing 
the loan of books to non-residents at the discretion of the Trustees. 

STORY HOUR 

The Kosmos Club conducted a series of thirteen story-telling 
hours on Saturday mornings beginning January 9th, and all but three 
were given in the Reading Room. These were very popular and well 
attended and aside from the pleasure and benefit to the. children 
themselves, immediately created a perceptible increase in the library 
circulation. The librarian served on the committee in charge and the 
assistant librarian told some stories during the series. 



60 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



WORK WITH FOREIGNERS 

Miss J. Maud Campbell, the director of work with foreigners of 
the Massachusetts Free Public Library Commission lectured before 
the Kosmos Club early in the year and gave a most interesting talk, 
especially noting ways in which the library could help the foreigner 
to become a more intelligent and useful citizen. While we have not 
yet been able to put many of these suggestions into practice, it is 
well to know how, should an opportunity offer. 

LIBRARY CLUB MEETINGS 

The librarian has attended two Library Club meetings during 
the year, and two conferences called by the local secretary, Mr. H. 
W. Fison, Librarian of the Maiden Public Library, and chairman of 
the district which includes Wakefield. The Club meetings were both 
extremely profitable and interesting, with well-presented talks on 
both literary and library subjects. At the conferences, actual 
library problems are discussed informally, which is particularly valu- 
able, and many helpful suggestions are gained, aside from the 
pleasure of becoming better acquainted with neighbors in the pro- 
fession. 

LIBRARY PUBLICITY 

The publicity, through the courtesy of the Daily Item, given the 
paper on "Libraries and Library work", which the librarian had the 
honor of reading for the T. T. 0. Club created much interest in the 
work of the library and its needs. We are indebted to the Daily 
Item for many library articles and lists, which they have been ready 
and willing at all times to print for us. 

INTER-LIBRARY LOANS 

Through this system and the generous courtesy of the librarians, 
we have borrowed books from the Boston Public Library and from 
Maiden, a privilege greatly appreciated by our patrons. 

GIFTS 

Various gifts have been received. The Kosmos Club gave $20 
for children's books and the T. T. O. Club $10 for the same purpose. 
This gift from the T .T. 0. Club was presented in December and only 
a part of the money was expended, the balance to be used in 1916 
as soon as the need of fresh books becomes pressing. Books were 
given by Mrs. C. H. Hickok from the library and in memory of her 
late husband. The School Superintendent has generously contrib- 
uted various elementary books as in previous years. A detailed list 
of all gifts is given later in the report. 



REPORT OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES 61 

IMPROVEMENTS TO THE BUILDING 

During the past year, the Selectmen had metal weather strips 
installed in all the windows of the library and reading room, and 
screens provided for windows and doors of both departments. Both 
changes are great improvements and very welcome to both the library 
force and the public. 

GREENWOOD BRANCH 

The Branch is as popular as ever and had a circulation this year 
of 15,916. The purchase of duplicate books for the younger chil- 
dren and books for supplementary reading among the upper grammar 
and high school pupils would make this department more satisfactory 
and efficient. Mr. Edward L. Hill, principal of the Franklin school 
gave the library a 30 volume set of Dumas' works and since the main 
library already had these books, with his permission, they were put 
into the Branch. Other gifts from interested patrons are separately 
noted later. 

READING ROOM 



This year the experiment of closing the Reading Room Sunday 
afternoons during July and August was tried and, so far as known, 
no protest was made. The attendance during these months is very 
small. And, to the regret of the Trustees, it was necessary to close 
the room mornings for about six weeks, during the spring months, 
on account of the increasing disorder and loss of magazines. If the 
Reading Room were open only during library hours and at least, par- 
tially supervised, as in most all libraries, much of the trouble would 
be eliminated, and it would serve more nearly the real purpose of a 
reading room. There are 60 magazines, some of them gifts, and 6 
newspapers constantly on file, besides various pamphlets of current 
interest, and some reference books. When the new magazine list was 
made up in March, three magazines were dropped and three new ones 
added, McCall's magazine, the Outer's Book and the Wireless Age. 
Numerous changes in magazine ownership have resulted in several 
changes of name and in some cases, quite a different style of period- 
ical. An increasing use of Poole's Index and the Reader's Guide has 
been noted this year, chiefly by high school pupils. Copies of the 
High School Debater have been presented to the Reading Room as 
issued, and Representative Bowser gave complete files of Senate 
and House bills. 

The receipts and expenditures of the past year are as follows : 



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TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



LIBRARY AND READING ROOM 



Appropriation 

Income from Dog Tax . . . 

Income from Trust funds . . . . . . 

Transferred from Insurance fund 

SALARIES 

Librarian $662.20 

Assistants 413.97 $1,076.17 

BOOKS 

New . . $387.06 

Eeplaced 139.07 

Duplicate 17.51 

Binding and rebinding .... 267.19 

Miscellaneous 3.00 813.83 

Printing 116.75 

Express 6.65 

Incidentals 244.20 

Lighting 195.83 

GREENWOOD BRANCH 

Librarian $144.50 

Assistant 47.63 

Janitor 26.00 

Express 26.50 

Miscellaneous 14.62 

Books. New .... $23.55 

Replaced . . . 14.22 37.77 $ 297.02 

READING ROOM 



$ 1,790.00 
884.87 
280.20 
101.38 

$ 3,056.45 



Daily attendant $ 60.00 

Sunday attendant 31.50 

Magazines and newspapers . . 153.00 

Magazine binders 20.55 

Books . 32.80 

Incidentals and repairs . . . $ 8.14 



Balance unexpended . 
Library receipts for 1915, returned to town 



$ 305.99 



$3,056.44 
.01 



$3,056.45 
$ 210.31 



REPORT OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES 



63 



STATISTICAL REPORT 



Number of volumes Jan. 1, 1915 
Added by purchase . . . . * . 

Added to replace worn out volumes . 
Added by gift to replace worn out volumes . 

Added by donation 

Magazines bound 

Volumes added to the Greenwood Branch: 

By purchase . 

To replace worn out 

To replace worn out by gift . 

By donation 

Magazines bound . . . . , 



Volumes worn out 



Volumes worn out and discarded 



use: 



Total number of volumes, Jan. 1, 1916 
Number of volumes rebound, Main library 
Number of volumes rebound, Greenwood 
New names registered, Main library . 
New names registered, Greenwood . 
Books and magazines circulated for home 

Main library 

Greenwood 

Total circulation 

Days open for circulation, Main library 
Average daily circulation .... 
Days open for circulation, Greenwood . 
Average daily circulation .... 
Total number of cards registered, Main Library 
Total number of cards registered, Greenwood . 
Books used for reference, Main library . . 
Postals used for waiting list, Main library . 
Postals used for waiting list, Greenwood 



20 
15 

1 
58 

2 



96 

48 



613 

51 

620 

112 

62,350 
15,916 



18,417 
403 
227 

14 
174 

51 



48 



19,334 
1,202 



18,132 
664 
732 



78,266 

304 

205 

148 

107.5 

3,298 

742 

2,544 

673 

210 



DONATIONS 



Books Pamphlets 
Carnegie endowment for international peace . 1 

Dolbeare, H. M. . 4 

Eddy, M. B., Fund under will of 13 

Friend, A 3 



64 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

General Education Board, New York City . . 1 

Hickock, Rev. C. H., in memory of . . . . 26 

Howland, Mrs. A. R 1 

Japan Society, New York 2 

Knowles, C. S 1 

Kosmos Club 31 

Lee, H. G 3 

Massachusetts, Commonwealth of .... 23 

Massachusetts, Board of Health 1 

Massachusetts, Free Public Library Commission 1 1 

Massachusetts National Child Labor Committee . 6 

Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association . . 1 

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company ... 2 

New York Stock Excange 1 

Portland, Oregon, Chamber of Commerce . . 1 

Putnam's G. P., Sons 1 

Ripley, Mrs. E. G 4 

Ripley, W. S., Jr 10 

Sargent, P. E 1 

Supt. of Schools, Office of 39 

T. T. O. Club 9 

Thayer, A. H 2 

Thompson, Slason 1 

United States government 20 

Walton, Miss H. 1 

Washburn-Crosby Company 1 

Whitridge, F. W 1 

MAGAZINES DONATED 

Fessenden, E. A., Osteopathic magazine. 
French, Mrs. G. R., Four Footed Friends 
Skinner, H. J., National Geographic magazine 
Publishers, Our Dumb Animals 



Library Hours. 

Daily, except Sunday, 2 to 8.30 p.m., Saturdays, 2 to 9 p.m. 
Reading Room Hours. 

Daily, 8 to 12 a.m., 1.30 to 5, 7 to 9 p.m., Sundays 2 to 5 p.m. 



REPORT OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES 65 

GREENWOOD BRANCH 

DONATIONS 

Books 

Blanchard, Mrs. William 1 

Eddy, M. B. Fund under will of 3 

Hill, E. L 30 

Pittman, Mrs. L. J 5 

Ripley, W. S., Jr 1 

Turner, Mrs. E. S . 2 

Whiton, A. E 16 

MAGAZINES DONATED 

Friend, A. Housewife, Ladies' World, Modern Priscilla, Pictorial 

Review. 
Hall, Mrs. C. B. Harper's magazine. 
MacQuarrie, Mrs. Cora. Cosmopolitan. 
Publishers, Our Dumb Animals. 
Ripley, W. S., Jr. Cosmopolitan. 
Leete, Mrs. H. G., miscellaneous copies. 
Merriam, Mrs. Edith, miscellaneous copies. 
Pittman, Mrs. L. J., miscellaneous copies. 
Turner, Mrs. E. S., miscellaneous copies. 
Watson, Mrs. F. T., miscellaneous copies. 
Greenwood Hours. 

Mondays and Thursdays, 3 to 5 p.m., Saturdays, 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. 

H. GERTRUDE LEE, 

Librarian. 



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REPORT OF ASSESSORS 67 



REPORT OF ASSESSORS 

State tax $ 23,985.00 

County tax . . 12,470.36 

Metropolitan sewer tax .... 10,878.06 

Metropolitan Park tax .... 5,324.22 

Charles River basin . . . . . 919.45 

Auditing town accounts . . . . 1,227.61 $ 54,804.70 

Annual appropriations . . . . 334,791.91 

Total app. including state charges 389,596.61 

Less receipts 81,419.79 

Less 3,779 polls @ $2.00 . . 7,558.00 

Total to enter the levy .... 300,618.82 

PROPERTY 

Personal (including bank stock) . . $2,127,882.00 

Real estate land 3,519,100.00 

Real" estate buildings 6,537,032.00 

Resident bank stock 108,778.00 

Total valuation $12,292,792.00 

Tax rate $ 25.20 

Overlay 9,159.53 

Bonds paid in 1915 levy .... 42,900.00 

Interest 18',700.00 

NUMBER OF RESIDENTS ASSESSED ON PROPERTY 

Individual 1969 

All others .^ . . . 315 2 284 

NUMBER OF NON-RESIDENTS ASSESSED ON PROPERTY 

Individuals . 570 

All others . . 96 666 

NUMBER OF PERSONS ASSESSED 

On property 2950 

For a poll tax only 2614 5564 

Number of poll tax payers ' . 3780 

Number of dwellings . . . . . . . .... 2360 

Number of acres of land 3937 

Number of horses Apr. 1, 1915 325 

Number of cows Apr. 1, 1915 264 

Number of neat cattle Apr. 1, 1915 6 

Number of swine Apr. 1, 1915 ' 150 

Number of fowl Apr. 1, 1915 i960 

Number of pairs of pigeons Apr. 1, 1915 .... 2500 



68 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



BONDS PAID IN 1915 LEVY 



Junction School 

North School 

Greenwood School 

High School repairs 

High School site 

Sewer, 1st issue 

Byron Street, 1st issue .... 
Byron Street, 2nd issue .... 
Elm and Armory Street sewer . 
Main and Franklin Street sewer . 
Gould Street extension .... 

Insurance premiums 

Fire station 

Motor fire apparatus 

Highway Department, Main St., 1st 
Highway Department, Main St., 2nd 

Water Department 

Water meters, 1st . . ' . 

Water meters, 2nd 

Main Street water main, 1st . 
Main Street water main, 2nd . 

Total 

Interest Account 



1,500.00 






1,000.00 






1,000.00 






1,000.00 






2,500.00 


$ 


7,000.00 


5,000.00 






1,000.00 






500.00 






1,000.00 






500.00 






500.00 




8,500.00 


500.00 




500.00 


1,000.00 






900.00 




1,900.00 


6,000.00 






6,000.00 




12,000.00 


8,000.00 






1,500.00 






1,500.00 






1,000.00 






1,000.00 


$ 


13,000.00 




42,900.00 


18,700.00 


$ 


18,700.00 



APPROPRIATIONS 



Moderator 25.00 

Selectmen 1,100.00 

Town Accountant 1,150.00 

Treasurer 1,100.00 

Collector of taxes 950.00 

Assessors' Department .... 2,200.00 

Town Clerk 550.00 

Finance Committee 65.00 

Election and Registrars .... 1,200.00 

Town Counsel 600.00 

Town Hall 4,000.00 

Vital Statistics 150.00 

Police Department 10,475.00 

Fire Department 16,500.00 

Fire Alarm 1,200.00 

Rifle range rental 550.00 

Sealer of W. and M 175.00 

Moth Department 6,000.00 



REPORT OF ASSESSORS 69 

Tree Warden Department . . . 600.00 

Forest Warden Department . . . 250.00 

Fish and Game Warden .... 25.00 

Board of Health 6,000.00 

Sewer Department . . . . . 1,800.00 

Highway Department 26,400.00 

Poor Department 14,375.00 

State Aid 3,500.00 

Military Aid 300.00 

. Soldiers Relief 3,800.00 

School Department 84,100.00 

Library and Reading room . . . 1,790.00 

Park Department 2,150.00 

Reserve fund ....... 2,000.00 

Insurance . . 2,500.00 

Miscellaneous account .... 3,800.00 

Light Department ..... 25,000.00 

Cemetery Department .... 650.00 

Water Department . . . . . 53,441.25 

Interest account 18,780.00 

Bonds due 1915 ...... 29,900.00 

Reimburse Treas. Department . . 236.66 

Lowell Street special work . . . 2,000.00 

Gas and Electric meter rental . . 1,404.00 

New street lights 800.00 

Sweetser trust fund . .. . . 100.00 

Screen on lake 25.00 

Valuation list 75.00 

Memorial Day G. A. R 350.00 

Memorial Day Spanish W. V. . . 50.00 

Care of soldiers' graves .... 100.00 

July 4 Committee . . . . . 500.00 

Total ........ 334,791.91 

State charges 54,804.70 

Grand total for 1915 ... $ 389,596.61 

INCOME 

Water Department total income . . 43,322.67 

Poor Department 2,320.82 

Highway Department . . . . . 851.10 

Sewer Department ..... 797.63 

Library ... 444.75 

Moth Department 56.01 

School Department . . . . . 2,301.95 

Sealer of W. and M 72.96 

Cemetery 91.50 ; 



70 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Licenses 

Town Hall ....... 

Fire Department . . • . 
Park Department . . . 

Tax deeds . 

Refund . . . . 

Tax Cert 

Sewer tax paid in full 

Court fines 

Wakefield estate 

Interest 

Recording fees 

Donation H. B. & W. Co . . . 

Sale of fire horses 

Milk Inspector Department . 
Private work by Moth Department 

Sewer cards 

State of Massachusetts . 
Excise tax 



317.00 

424.40 

163.35 

120.00 

649.71 

20.15 

12.00 

27.00 

470.00 

272.00 

396.61 

100.26 

500.00 

400.00 

27.00 

2,885.93 

2,153.82 

18,764.64 

3,456.53 



$ 81,419.79 



ABATEMENTS ON 1915 LEVY 











158.00 


Soldiers' wives or widows 






1,737.54 


Widows and spinsters 






1,170.69 


Poll tax payers deceased 








10.00 










25.20 










1,038.91 


Moth tax .... 








5.60 


Sworn off and filed (personal) 




1,624.03 










497.63 



$ 5,769.75 



PROPERTY EXEMPT FROM TAXATION 



Baptist Society land and buildings . 
Episcopal Society land and buildings 
Rom. Cath. Society land and buildings 
Congregational Society, Greenwood. 
Methodist Society land and buildings 
Universalist Society land and buildings 
Mont. Chapel Soc. land and buildings 
Mass. Baptist S. S. Ass'n 
Young Men's Christian Ass'n 
Home for Aged Women . 
First Congregational Society 
State Armory .... 
Quannapowitt Agricultural Society 



59,000.00 
30,000.00 
60,000.00 

4,900.00 
21,525.00 
26,500.00 

3,225.00 
12,000.00 
39,500.00 

8,050.00 

134,275.00 

54,500.00 

25,000.00 



$ 478,745.00 



REPORT OF OVERSEERS OF THE POOR 71 



ASSETS AND LIABILITIES 

School property $ 339,483.00 

Other buildings and land . ■ . . 414,950.00 

Public grounds 62,000.00 

Cemeteries 10,000.00 

Other real estate ...... 162,000.00 

Water works ....... 331,000.00 

Fire apparatus 25,000.00 

Trust funds ....... 25,980.00 

Sewer system 332,500.00 

Gas and Electric plant . . . . 267,400.00 

Public Library 12,500.00 $1,982,813.00 

Bonded debt . . . . . 567,600.00 

Assets above liabilities . . . $1,415,213.00 

For department expenses see Accountant's report. 

SAMUEL T. PARKER, Chairman, 
GEORGE H. STOWELL, Sec'y, 
CHARLES A. CHENEY. 

REPORT OF OVERSEERS OF THE POOR 

The Overseers of the Poor herewith submit their report for the 
year 1915. 

There are twelve inmates at the Home; five females and seven 
males, most of whom are quite feeble. The Home is in good con- 
dition and the inmates are well cared for by the superintendent and 
matron, Mr. and Mrs. George F. Holbrook. 

HUGH CONNELL, Chairman, 
ALBERT D. GATE, Sec'y, 
GEORGE E. ZWICKER. 

REPORT OF PARK COMMISSIONERS 

The Board of Park Commissioners respectfully submits its an- 
nual report for the municipal year ending December 31st, 1915. 
Also the report of the Supervisor of the Bath House. The report 
of the Kosmos Club committee who furnished matrons for the Bath 
House on days set apart for its use by girls is also appended. 



An addition to the holdings of the Park Department was made 
by the acceptance by the town of a small plot of land situated in 
Wakefield Park known as the "Park Oval." This is a very pretty 
plot, oval in shape, with several good-sized shade trees; also quite 
a large amount of well-rolled and seeded grass ground. With proper 
care this lot will make a valuable acquisition to the Department. 



72 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



PARK AND COMMON 

The improvements on the Park which were begun in the late 
fall of 1914 were completed in the early spring of 1915. A large 
part of the Park on the westerly and southerly sides was filled with 
several inches of loam and seeded to grass, and now is in excellent 
condition. The usual care and attention was given to the Park and 
Common and judging from the favorable expressions heard, merited 
the approval of our citizens. 

The Board was fortunate in securing several loads of excellent 
sand which was placed on the children's beach. Owing to the ex- 
cessive rainfall during July and August the beach was not used quite 
as much as in former years. 

No attempt was made to improve conditions along Lakeside, as 
the finances of the Department would not admit of the outlay re- 
quired. The Commissioners have recommended $300 in their esti- 
mate of permanent improvements for 1916. The same to be ex- 
pended at Lakeside to put that portion of the Park in a more credit- 
able condition. The mall of the Common is now and has been for 
two or more years a source of inconvenience to the people who use 
it. After heavy or even moderate rainfall, large quantities of water 
coming down Park and Bryant streets, overflow Main street onto the 
Common, covering the concrete walk and adjacent grass ground with 
several inches of water, mud and slime, many times making the mall 
impassable. Some attempt should be made to remedy this nuisance, 
and the Commissioners will cheerfully co-operate with the Street 
Department to improve present conditions. The trees on both 
the Common and Park receive the attention of the Moth Depart- 
ment in their warfare against the Gypsy and Brown Tailed Moth. 
Whether the Leopard Moth has infested the trees to any extent time 
alone can demonstrate. 

CHURCH STREET LOT 

No appropriation having been made by the town for this pur- 
pose at the annual meeting in March, the Commissioners did not 
feel justified in diverting other funds for this purpose. The grass 
was cut on the land adjoining the Congregational church, and for 
several rods bordering the Old Cemetery. Considerable filling will 
be required to put this lot in proper condition. 

HART'S HILL RESERVATION 

The town is again indebted to its esteemed fellow citizen, Mr. 
John J. Round, for another manifestation of his liberality and public 
spiritedness in the construction of a fine stone-faced and cement- 



REPORT OF PARK COMMISSIONERS 73 

capped wall extending along the entire frontage of Charles Street; 
also broad cement steps leading into the Reservation from that 
street. This has made a great improvement in the appearance of 
both the Reservation and the street. The Main street portion was 
kept in good condition through the season. No attempt was made 
to continue the driveway, or to build paths to the summit. Each 
year an increase is noted of the number of visitors to this attractive 
Reservation, and as the population of the town increases and the 
attractiveness of "Hart's Hill" is more widely known a large number 
will be attracted to it. 

The Commissioners at this time are not disposed to recommend 
any special improvements on the Reservation. There may be some 
loss among the evergreen trees which were set out, some a year ago 
and others early in the spring, but this contingency can be provided 
for from the $400 for miscellaneous expenses recommended by the 
Commissioners. 

THE JUNCTION LOT 

Considerable attention was given to improving the appearance 
of this lot and the driveways. For a small park this has few equals 
in this vicinity. The shrubbery stood the severity of the winter 
weather, and came along in good shape during the spring and summer. 
Provisions should be made for a water connection, as during a dry 
season the grass plot would suffer greatly. The residents of the 
Junction district are justly proud of their Park, as evidenced by the 
generosity of Mr. William C. Strong of No. 9 Nahant street, who fur- 
nished free of cost to the town, nearly 10 cords of excellent stable 
manure which was spread on this lot late in the fall. The Park 
Commissioners take this opportunity to express their appreciation 
of Mr. Strong's liberality and commendable public spiritedness. 

THE BATH HOUSE 

No improvements of importance were made on the Bath House 
during the year, although many are needed. Mr. W. H. Danks was 
appointed Supervisor and performed the duties appertaining to the 
position to the satisfaction of the Commissioners and to the patrons 
of the Bath House. The Kosmos Club again furnished matrons on 
Wednesdays — the day set apart for the exclusive use of the Bath 
House by girls and young women. Very few complaints were re- 
ceived compared with previous years regarding annoyances to the 
residents of that locality, and the few received were quickly remedied. 
Attention is called to the report of the Supervisor, also that of the 
Kosmos Club committee. 



74 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

BAND CONCERTS 

There were six concerts given during the summer, three by the 
town and three furnished by the state. These concerts were greatly 
enjoyed by the townspeople as well as from the adjoining towns, 
an average of five thousand people attending each concert. 

The Park Commissioners believe that these concerts are a good 
advertisement for the town, and have recommended that the town 
appropriate money for the same next year. 



FINANCIAL 



The amount available for the Park Department in 1915 was: 

Town appropriation $2,150.00 

Income from trust funds 120.00 $2,270.00 

All of which was expended. 

The estimate for 1916 submitted to the Town Accountant Dec. 
21st, 1915, was as follows: 

PARK DEPARTMENT 

Requirements 

Care of Park and Common 

Hart's Hill Reservation 

Junction Lot 

Church Street Lot 

Wakefield Park Ovr.l $1,000.00 

Water for three fountains 225.00 

Bath House 350.00 

Three Band Concerts . ' . . . . . . 275.00 

Income from trust funds 120.00 

Miscellaneous 400. 0C $2,370.00 

PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS 

Grading and filling at Lakeside .... $ 300.00 

Repairs on Rockery, Fountain and Basin . 100.00 $ 400.00 



$2,770.00 



Respectfully submitted, 

EUGENE S. HINCKLEY, Chairman, 
ARTHUR P. KNIGHT, 
GEORGE W. ABBOTT, Sec'y. 



REPORT OF PARK COMMISSIONERS 75 



To the Board of Park Commissioners. 

As Supervisor of the Bath House, I beg leave to submit the 
following report. 

Work was started June 14th, arranging, clearing, painting and 
a number of inside and outside repairs, along with cleaning and im- 
proving the general outside appearance of the beach and its sur- 
roundings. 

The bath house officially opened June 17th, as has been the 
custom in previous years, although the boys took advantage of its 
shelter in great numbers before this. 

With the opening, I organized classes, teaching in four periods: 
early morning and afternoon, with the advanced, diving and perfect- 
ing of strokes; later morning and afternoon with those that could 
not swim. The result was that 70 learned to swim, 120 acknowl- 
edged as swimmers. 

The girls were treated in the same way, although they only had 
one day (Wednesday) of the week, 70 learned to swim, 33 acknowl- 
edged as swimmers. 

At this time for those who take advantage of the short time, I 
wish to recommend more time for the girls, say one or two morn- 
ings more a week. 

The attendance was inspiring, even on cold, rainy days the bath 
house was filled to its capacity, saying nothing of the bright warm 
days, when the floor, walls, and even the piazza and green outside 
was covered with clothes, making a total attendance of 9,088 for the 
season and an average of 142 a day (boys only). Girls' total was 
1,909 with 191 a day average, making a grand total attendance of 
10,997. 

The safety first and care for others method was followed, with 
the good result of no accidents the entire season. 

Nearing the end of the season when tests were taken, and 
ribbons awarded to the three classes, we had 70 learned to swim 60 
feet; 102 took the intermediate test of 50 yards, dive from raft; 31 
took the advanced test of one mile, 25 yards on back and front and 
back dive. Girls: 70 learned to swim 60 feet; 47 intermediates of 
50 yards, dive from raft; 2 advanced test, making a total of 320 rib- 
bons awarded. 

I wish to recommend the bath house being opened in the evening, 
also on Sundays, to accommodate those who do not get a chance to 
cool off during the day, (the working men). 

I also wish to extend my gratitude to the ladies of the Kosmos 
Club, especially the ladies who acted as matrons, in every detail and 
to whom I owe my thanks. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. DANKS. 



76 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE FOR GIRLS' DAY AT BATH HOUSE 

To the Board of Park Commissioners. 

Dear Sirs: — A committee from the Kosmos Club had charge of 
the bathing for girls at the bath house last summer. Two matrons 
had charge each week. 

The bath house was open for the girls on Wednesdays from 
July 7 to September 8. There were 1200 who took advantage of the 
privilege — an average of 120 each time. 

An awning was generously provided by a member of the Kosmos 
Club and greatly appreciated by the committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. C. B. HALL, Chairman, 
MRS. C. E. MONTAGUE, 
MRS. W. B. WILEY, 
MRS. A. C. WISWALL, 
MRS. E. S. JONES. 

TAX COLLECTOR'S STATEMENT 

TAX OF 1913 



Uncollected balance Jan. 1, 1915 

Re-assessed by Assessors 

Received as interest . 

Paid Town Treasurer 

Abated by Assessors 



37,633.59 

25.16 

2,841.46 

38,560.36 

1,939.85 



$ 40,500.21 
40,500.21 



TAX OF 1914 



Uncollected balance Jan. 1, 1915 

Re-assessed by Assessors 

Received as Interest .... 

Paid Town Treasurer 

Abated by Assessors 

Balance uncollected Jan. 1, 1916 



118,146.71 

78.16 

1,976.08 

73,255.00 

4,697.12 



120,200.95 



77,952.12 

$ 42,248.83 



TAX COLLECTOR'S STATEMENT 77 



TAX OF 1915 



Total amount assessed 

Bank Tax 

St. R. R. Excise Tax 

Received as Interest . 

Paid Town Treasurer 

Abated by Assessors . 

Balance uncollected Jan. 1, 1916 



323,025.63 

3,452.40 

3,346.88 

82.50 329.907.41 

204,125.52 

6,189.03 210,314.55 



$ 119,592.86 

RENWICK RD., ASHLAND ST. AND OVERLOOK RD. SEWER 

Balance uncollected Jan. 1, 1915 . 135.21 

Received as interest 12.03 147.24 

Paid Town Treasurer .... 147.24 

ARMORY STREET SEWER 

Balance uncollected Jan. 1, 1915 . 2,006.44 

Balance uncollected Jan. 1, 1916 . 2,006.44 

ELM STREET SEWER 

Balance uncollected Jan. 1, 1915 . 508.17 

Balance uncollected Jan. 1, 1916 . 508.17 

FRANKLIN STREET SEWER TAX 

Balance uncollected Jan. 1, 1915 . 321.35 

Balance uncollected Jan. 1, 1916 . 321.35 

GOULD AND BYRON STREET SEWER TAX 

Balance uncollected Jan. 1, 1915 . 2,871.39 

Apportioned by Sewer Commiss'n'rs 1,638.84 

Balance uncollected . . . . . L 5 232.55 

PARK AVENUE AND STEDMAN STREET SEWER TAX 

Total amount assessed . . . . 4,190.48 4,190.48 

Abated by Sewer Commissioners . 273.00 

Paid Town Treasurer .... 406.58 679.58 

Balance uncollected .... $ 3,510.90 

SEWER APPORTIONMENTS PAID IN FULL 

Paid Town Treasurer . . . . 54.44 

CHARLES E. WALTON, 

Collector. 



78 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE WAKEFIELD 
WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD 

The annual report of the Wakefield Water and Sewerage Board 

is herewith presented, including the thirteenth annual report of the 

Water Department and the sixteenth annual report of the 
Sewer Department. 

The appropriations of $18,000 for maintenance and $4,000 for 
construction have been carefully expended and a balance of $1,100 
returns to the town. 

Several improvements have been made to the pumping machin- 
ery, notably the new governor valves ,which protect the pumps from 
injury by racing when breaks in the pipe lines occur, and also when 
hydrants are opened suddenly for fire and other purposes. 

The department has purchased a light Henderson Bros, truck, 
which will replace some of the teams now in use, and enable the 
department to respond more promptly when breaks in mains and 
services occur, thus better protecting the town and citizens from 
damage, also saving a considerable waste of water. 

The apparent success of our neighboring town of Reading in 
deep boring for an additional supply of water should be of great 
interest to this board and to our citizens generally. It is the purpose 
of the board to carefully note the results of the continuation of this 
work. 

SEWER DEPARTMENT 
Maintenance 

Appropriation $ 800.00 

Expended for labor and materials . 754.13 



Unexpended balance . . . 45.87 

Connections 

Appropriations . . $ 1,000.00 

Expended for labor and materials . $686.70 

Stock on hand last year . . . . r 238.64 



925.34 
Stock on hand 73.40 



851.94 
Credit by cash received .... 851.94 



Unexpended balance .... $ 1,000.00 



REPORT OF WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD 79 

Construction 

Appropriations for Park avenue, Dell 

avenue and Stedman street $ 5,151.94 

Expended for labor and materials . 3,970.21 



Unexpended balance . . . 1,081.73 

Connections 
Applications for house connections, 

to date 773 

Number of connections made . . 745 

Number of connections during year 28 

WATER DEPARTMENT 

Annual Financial Statement 
Receipts: 

From water rates $ 41,733.65 

Services 860.27 

Rents ........ 240.00 

Totals Receipts .... 42,833.92 

Expenditures: 

By maintenance 17,021.35 

Proportion of fire insurance . 156.93 

Commissioners' salaries . . 266.67 

Construction 3,218.42 

Bonds (Town Treasurer) . . 13,000.00 

Interest (Town Treasurer) . 8,841.25 

Expenses of year 1915 . . . 42,504.62 
Unpaid bills, insufficient appro- 
priation 1914 629.77 

Metropolitan Water, 1914 . . 7,800.31 

Totals expenditures . . . 50,934.70 
Statements of receipts and expenditures under the several 
appropriations follow: 

Maintenance 

Appropriation ...... $ 25,800.00 

Transfer, for fire insurance . . . 156.93 

Total available 25,956.93 

Expended including Met. Water and 

unpaid bills » 25,608.36 

Unexpended balance . . . 348.57 



80 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Construction 













$ 


4,000.00 














3,218.42 


Unexpended balance 


781.58 


Construction work: 














Eustis Avenue 


6 


inch 


pipe 


305 


feet 




Greenwood Street 


6 


inch 


pipe 


645% 


feet 




Salem Street 


6 


inch 


pipe 


48 


feet 




New Salem Street 


6 


inch 


pipe 


964 y 2 


feet 




Pine Street 


6 


inch 


pipe 


117 


feet 




Bancroft Avenue 


6 


inch 


pipe 


240 


feet 




Spring" Street 


6 


inch 


pipe 


110 


feet 




Cyrus Street 


6 


inch 


pipe 


194 


feet 




Merriam Street 


6 


inch 


pipe 


249 


feet 




Morrison Road Ext'n 


6 


inch 


pipe 


527 y 2 


feet 




Walker Terrace 


4 


inch 


pipe 


298 


feet 




Hillside Avenue 


4 


inch 


pipe 


266 


feet 




Total 




3964% 


feet 





Meters 



Balance of appropriation available . 
Expended 

Unexpended balance 



1,254.85 
1,031.67 

223.18 



Commissioners' Salaries 



Appropriation 

Expended, salaries to December 31, 
1915 



Unexpended balance 



300.00 
266.67 



33.33 



Services 



Appropriation 

Expended 

Credit by cash collected . 
Net expenditures 

Unexpended balance 



$864.39 
860.27 



$ 1,500.00 



4.12 



1,495.88 



REPORT 


OF 


WATER 


AND SEWERAGE BOARD 81 


New servic 
Services re 


es ac 
laid 


Ided during year 
during year 

On private On public 

land land 

1394 ft. 1060 ft. 

385 ft. 363 ft. 


Total 
2454 ft. 
748 ft. 


48 
21 


New services 
Relaid services 


69 


Totals 


1779 ft. 1423 ft. 
Hydrants 


3202 ft. 


* 



Number of hydrants Jan. 1, 1915 
New hydrants added during the year 

Present number of hydrants 

Location of New Hydrants 



235 
5 



240 



East side of Walker Terrace. 
New Salem Street, opposite Grand Passway. 
Greenwood Street, corner of Myrtle Avenue. 
Greenwood Street, 620 feet west of Myrtle Avenue. 
Morrison Road Extension, corner of Waldorf Circle. 

Water Pumped During the Year 



January ... 

February . . . . . . 

March 

April . 

May 

June ; 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 

Total 

Greatest amount pumped in 1915, June 29 . 
Greatest amount pumped in a week, June 24 to 30 



Gallons 
16,862,056 
16,249,366 
16,579,198 
16,204,657 
17,905,240 
19,604,184 
18,649,842 
19,342,962 
18,965,518 
19,432,076 
17,939,502 
18,364,238 

216,098,839 

942,388 

4,909,624 



82 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Average daily pumping 592,052 

Average daily per head of estimated population . . 47 

Uncollected water bill, Street Dept. . . . $300.00 

Uncollected services bills 75.87 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES A. DEAN, 
JAMES H. KIMBALL, 
HERVEY J. SKINNER, 

Commissioners. 

REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



Arthur H. Boardman, Ch'n, 56 Pleasant St., 
Mrs. Ida Farr Miller, Sec, 18 Lawrence St., 
J. Lowe McMahon, Treas., Prospect St., 
Mrs. Eva Go wing Ripley, 40 Emerson St., 
Edward E. Lee, Greenwood, Mass. 
Dr. Charles E. Montague, 15 Richardson Ave., 



term expires 1917 
1918 
1916 
1916 
1918 
1917 



Dr. Montague 



Mr. McMahon 



Mrs. Miller 



Mrs. Ripley 



Mr. Lee 



SUB-COMMITTEES 

PUBLIC PROPERTY 

Mr. Lee 

FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS 

Mr. Lee 

TEACHERS AND SALARIES 

Mr. Lee 

COURSES OF STUDY 

Mrs. Miller 

TEXT BOOKS AND SUPPLIES 

Mrs. Ripley 



Mr. Boardman 
Mr. Boardman 
Dr. Montague 
Dr. Montague 
Mr. McMahon 



SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 

Willard B. Atwell, 76 West Chestnut St. 

OFFICE HOURS 

Monday, 7 to 8 p. m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 to 8.30 a. m. 
Wednesdays and Fridays, 4 to 5.30 p. m. 

Office, Flanley Block. 

Telephone, Office, 471W. Residence, 195M. 

Clerk, Miss Gertrude V. Lofstrom. Hours, 8-12 and 1.30 to 5 on 
school days. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 83 

REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Second and fourth Fridays of each month at 8 p. m. at Committee 
Rooms, Flanley Block. 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE REPORT 

In our last report mention was made of the growth in population 
in the Lincoln School District. As anticipated in that report the in- 
crease in the number of pupils attending the Lincoln School necessi- 
tated putting the first grade upon half time, a part attending the 
morning session and the remainder the afternoon session. The same 
teacher, with an assistant, is in charge of both sessions. 

The continued increase in population in this district will probably 
necessitate a division of the second grade the coming year, as well as 
the continued division of the first grade. The purchase of a two-room 
portable building would provide accommodations for all the grades 
at this school for full time. If this building is obtained it might be 
possible to transfer a few pupils from the Woodville District to the 
Lincoln School, thus relieving the crowded condition of the lower 
room at Woodville. 

Most of the other grammar buildings are full and some action 
must soon be taken to relieve the situation. 

A slight change has been made in the schedule at the High School, 
the three upper classes, attending from 8 to 12.32 and the first year 
class from 12.45 to 4.54. Some complaints have reached the committee 
regarding the lateness of the afternoon session, especially for girls 
living in the outlying sections of the town, but we feel that a shorten- 
ing of the session would seriously affect the efficiency of the school. 
This condition of double sessions must continue until a new high 
school building is erected. 



PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS 



Since the erection of the Franklin School the grounds have been 
gradually filled by ashes and street cleanings. A considerable area 
was added to the grounds by these means, but it was a comparatively 
slow process and the committee had been watching for several years 
for a chance to fill in the land at a low cost. Advantage was taken of 
the opportunity offered by the building of the new block on the Rich- 
ardson land on Main street and eight hundred double loads of sand and 
gravel were purchased with which most of the low land has been made 
available for a playground. Considerable grading remains to be done. 



84 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Thanks to the public spirit of the people in that district who contem- 
plate further improvements in the grounds and the purchase of suit- 
able equipment, the school will soon have a good play ground. 

At Montrose concrete walks have been built on both sides of the 
building. 

At the Hurd School gas lighting has been put in the corridors, one 
class room and teachers' room, thus providing a suitable place for 
gatherings of the Parents' Association in that district. Electric light- 
ing has been put in three of the rooms at the Warren School to im- 
prove the light on dark days. 

In the typewriting room of the High School gas has been replaced 
by electric lights which give a very much needed improvement. 



FIRE PROTECTION 



All the doors in each building leading from the basement to a 
corridor have been covered with metal on the side toward the basement, 
and the glass in the doors and transoms has been replaced with wire- 
glass, and these doors are self-closing. 

At the Woodville School the walls and ceilings under the stairs 
have been wire lathed and plastered. 

At the Franklin School brick walls have been built about both 
basement stairways and standard self closing fire doors installed, thus 
the basement is shut off from the corridors and exits by these walls 
and fire doors. 

At the Hamilton School the ceilings under the front corridor and 
stairways have been wire lathed and plastered. 

At the Lincoln School the ceilings under all the corridors and 
stairways have been wire lathed and plastered, the partitions separ- 
ating the Manual Training room from the toilet and stairways have 
been bricked up, and a brick wall has been built between the book 
room and the main basement. The basement has been shut off from 
the corridors and exits by brick walls and self closing fire doors in the 
same way as at the Franklin School. The boiler room has been shut 
off in a similar way from the main basement, and the main basement 
has been divided from east to west by a brick wall in which there is 
but one opening and this is guarded by a self closing fire door. The 
gas in the Manual Training room and throughout the basement has 
been replaced by electricity. An outside exit has been built so that 
the pupils can go from the Manual Training room directly to the yard 
without passing through the basement. 

Twelve additional fire extinguishers have been purchased for dis- 
tribution among the different buildings. 

As a result of these improvements the buildings are now much bet- 
ter protected against fire. The committee propose to make other 
changes to improve further the conditions. 

At the High School it is proposed to install a sprinkler system in the 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 85 

basement and chemical laboratory with standpipes to the top floor with 
two outlets on each floor with fire hose. The building has been con- 
nected with the street water mains by a six inch pipe to take care of 
the sprinkler system. 

DENTAL INSPECTION 

All the dentists in town have co-operated with the School Depart- 
ment in introducing dental inspection in the schools. The Depart- 
ment furnished two portable headrests and a few necessary instru- 
ments. An examination has been made in the first five grades and 
general advice given to the pupils. 

The department has sent cards to the parents notifying them of 
cases in which their children's teeth need attention and recommend- 
ing that they consult their family dentist. Another examination will 
be made later. 

The thanks of this department is extended to the dentists for their 
valuable services. 

TEACHERS' SALARIES 

The committee again express the hope that the town's financial 
condition will soon permit of a further increase in the maximum salar- 
ies of the teachers, and a schedule was submitted to the Finance Com- 
mittee showing what the increase in appropriations would be for three 
years if the maximum should be raised fifty dollars. 

APPROPRIATIONS 

We recommend the following appropriations: 

Salaries $69,207.00 

Contingent 7,000.00 

Supplies 3,700.00 

Fuel 5,000.00 

Evening School 1,100.00 

Practical Arts 600.00 



$86,607.00 

The receipts are estimated to be $2500.00. 

In the reports of the Superintendent and of the Principal of the 
High School, a detailed account is given of all the departments of the 
school system and we request a careful reading of their reports. 

ARTHUR H. BOARDMAN 

IDA FARR MILLER 

J. LOWE McMAHON 

EVA GOWING RIPLEY 

DR. CHARLES E. MONTAGUE 

EDWARD E. LEE 



86 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

^REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT 

To the School Committee, 

Ladies and Gentlemen: — I hereby submit my fifth annual report 
as Superintendent of Schools for Wakefield, the same being the 
twenty-second in a series of such reports. 

In this report I wish to call your attention to some things 
which we have done during the past year, bring some things before 
your attention for future consideration, and to recommend some 
things which would seem to be for the benefit of the schools in town. 

I am happy to report that things have gone on with their accus- 
tomed smoothness in all departments. There has been a pleasing co- 
operation on the part of the principals and a ready response from the 
teachers. Only when these things are present can we have progress 
in our work. 

In spite of the set back last winter caused by an outbreak of 
measles and whopping cough, our schools are in a flourishing condi- 
tion, and all the teachers are working with the idea of progress in 
mind. 

CROWDED CONDITIONS 

Last year I reported that some of the buildings were rapidly 
filling up and that it would be a matter of only a short time before 
we would have some difficult problems ahead of us. We expected 
then that we would not be able to accommodate the registration at 
the Lincoln School. Our fears were realized. This fall we found it 
necessary to give up the room which we had been using as an un- 
graded room. In this, we placed those children who were consider- 
ably over age for their grade, either because of lack of knowledge of 
the English language or for other reasons. We found it very valu- 
able in that those pupils who were registered in the special class 
because of lack of ability to speak English were able to make much 
more rapid progress due to more individual attention. I wish we 
could have kept this room for we sadly need it. Even using this 
room for a regular grade we were not able to take care of all the 
children without dividing the first grade into two sections, one of 
which attends in the morning, and the other in the afternoon. While 
this is not wholly desirable it has taken care of the situation this 
year. 

Next summer we shall have about fifty-five or sixty leave the 8th 
grade and about ninety enter the 1st grade. This will leave a net 
gain of about thirty pupils. What we shall do with them becomes a 
serious proposition. It looks now as though we shall need another 
room next fall to take care of the increase in attendance. There are 
two ways in which we may do this : we can divide the first two grades 
and have morning sessions for a section of each and afternoon sess- 
ions for the other section; or we might have a portable building with 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 87 

two rooms to take care of the overflow. Of these two solutions I re- 
commend the latter as being better for the children although the 
former would cost less. In either event we shall need an extra teach- 
er. A new building, equipped, would probably cost about $3500. 
The portable building at the Franklin school cost about $1700, but we 
were able to use some old furniture. Now we have no old furniture 
available, of the size needed, so we would have to add to the price of 
the building itself the cost of complete new equipment. 

The lower room at the Woodville school has more children than 
a teacher can readily handle. This fall we installed some extra 
chairs, making the seating capacity fifty-two. When we consider 
that the teacher has two grades and that by far the largest portion 
of the children are non-English speaking, we can realize the difficulty 
she has in handling the classes. It looks now as though next year 
conditions will be even worse. We have no available room near at 
hand to accommodate any transfers. If we should have a two-room 
portable building at the Lincoln School it might be possible to transfer 
a few children from the Woodville school taking those who live nearest 
the dividing line of the two districts. We could probably take away 
enough pupils to relieve the serious congestion at Woodville. 

We found it necessary to make a few transfers from the Pros- 
pect school particularly to relieve grades three and four. I do not 
see how conditions are going to be any better there next year. 

The Warren school takes the children above the fourth grade in 
the Prospect District and above the fifth grade in the Hamilton. Tak- 
ing these, together with the regular registrations in the Warren 
District, we find the upper grades well filled. One room has grades 
three and four together. We found it necessary to transfer several 
children from this room to the Hamilton school. At that time we 
hoped the transfers would be for this year only, but as time goes on 
I do not see much chance for putting the children back next fall. 

The capacity of the other buildings is not unduly taxed, al- 
though practically all are well filled. 

The town should be looking forward to increased accommoda- 
tions in the near future. 

HIGH SCHOOL 

I have said in previous reports that the high school has more 
students then we can take care of in a single session. Last year the 
freshman class had to meet in the afternoon. Then we found it pos- 
sible to have a short overlapping with the time for the three upper 
classes, but this year it did not seem at all feasible. Consequently 
we had to change the school hours for each section. This scheme is 
neither desirable nor worthy of commendation other than being a 
means of accommodation. 

Some of the students who attend the morning session have to 



88 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

leave home almost before daylight during the short days. Some of 
those who attend the afternoon session do not get home until about 
six o'clock. During the winter months all go home after sunset. 
Not only this, but the first year's class has to work in artificial light 
during the latter part of the day. I am not opposed to a two session 
plan in the high school, but I am not in favor of such hours as we 
have at present. 

I believe a long school day for high school students is desirable 
and I hope that the time will come soon when we may have it. I 
believe high school students should attend school all day. This would 
mean more intensive work by the students, more thoroughness in 
their studies and perhaps it would give a chance for physical training. 
Laboratory periods also would be longer and of more value. Study 
periods would be supervised, and good habits of study developed. 
Then practically all the work, except the reading for reference and 
outside reading in literature, would be done during school hours. 

Because of the increase in the enrollment we shall need another 
teacher next fall. Last fall we found it necessary to add an extra 
teacher to the commerical department because of the growth of the 
department. 

Because of the large number of elections of drawing we found 
it necessary to engage a teacher for full time. Miss Amy L. Butter- 
field has ably served the town as supervisor of drawing in the grades 
besides giving a part of her time to the high school. She chose to 
take up full time in high school leaving the position of supervision 
to be filled by the election of another teacher. 

For a report, more in detail, of the high school I refer you to the 
report of the principal. 



JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 



The present school course is really divided into two parts, the 
elementary school with grades, and the secondary or high school. 
Many people think of the elementary school as made up of three dis- 
tinct groups: primary, intermediate and grammar. These three 
divisions however constitute one branch of our public schools. The 
present system is divided according to what is comonly known as the 
eight-four plan, meaning a pupil gives eight years to the elementary 
schools and four years to the high. * 

There is a wide gap between the elementary and high schools. 
In fact, I am not sure but what this is the worst gap a child 
meets in his whole educational career. It is certain that the read- 
justment necessary for high school life is a severe tax upon many 
children. In the grades they have only one teacher with whom to 
become familiar. Someone divides the day for them and indicates to 
them to a large extent what and when they shall study. There is no 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 89 

passing in the corridors except at recess. When they get into high 
school all this is changed, and it is made worse by the present crowded 
conditions in our high school, for the day for each is really shortened 
because of our morning and afternoon sessions. The three upper 
classes have only four and one-half hours, and the first year class, 
four and one-fourth hours. There is little time for study during 
school time, consequently the students have to study a great deal at 
home, while, heretofore, he has not done very much at home. Again 
the student recites to several teachers instead of to one, and instead 
of remaining in one room all day he has to pass to different rooms 
for different recitations. Each individual thus is given more freedom, 
which at first some are disposed to abuse. The lessons are entirely 
different and each may "get" his lesson when he chooses instead of all 
study the same one at the same time. Again the method of teaching 
in the high school is usually different from that of the elementary 
due to the fact that practically all of the high school teachers are 
college trained, and colleges have begun only recently to take up 
teacher teaching. Practically all of the teachers in the grades are 
normal trained. This change in method of teaching adds to the con- 
fusion. 

Many educators today believe that children over twelve years of 
age need a different kind of teaching from those younger, and they 
think that the schools do not take this enough into consideration, in 
the usual curricula and classes. They are recommending more and 
more that the division of school life be changed from the eight-four 
plan to a six-six or six-three-three plan, or at least that the work of 
the last two years in the grammar school should be differentiated. As 
I study the situation, I believe that the six-three-three plan is the 
one that will come into more general use. The six-three-three plan 
means that a pupil attends the elementary school for six years. 
These schools for the small children are located in the different dis- 
tricts in such a way that the little folks will be near their homes and 
will not have long walks. The high school life is six years, with three 
years given to the junior and three to the senior sections, and is in 
buildings centrally located. It is already rapidly spreading through 
the West, and is being taken up in the East by many cities and towns. 
It seems to me that this more nearly meets our modern demands than 
any other scheme we have at hand. The Boston Latin school has 
really had this plan for years and the city is now extending it to 
other schools. I commend the idea to the Committee for serious con- 
sideration. 

Would a junior high school be of any benefit to the town as far 
as accommodations are concerned? The scheme presupposes one or 
more central schools to take care of grades VII-IX and a senior high 
school to take care of grades X to XII. If we could take the seventh 
and eigth grades out of the grammar schools we would have several 
rooms available for future growth. We would have the following 



90 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

numbers of rooms released in each building: Hurd 1, Lincoln 3, 
Warren 3, Franklin 2, Greenwood 2. This would not give any per- 
manent relief in the Lincoln District for if we could put such a 
scheme into operation next fall we would probably need two of the 
three rooms immediately. 

It might be possible to have another room at Greenwood to take 
care of grades I-IX or the entire elementary school and the junior 
high school. No child from Greenwood then would have to come up 
town until the second year of his high school career. I am inclined 
to think that such a scheme would be very acceptable to the residents 
of that section for it would mean that they would have another year 
to attend school in Greenwood without the long walk or car ride to the 
centre. 

The amount of room given at the other buildings by taking out the 
seventh and eighth grades would be sufficient to take care of the dis- 
tricts for several years to come. 

All this would require the erection of a new building, which must 
come soon anyway. This new building might be for either the junior 
or senior section and used in connection with the old building. In 
building we should provide extra room for future growth. We might 
place all the high school students and a part of the eighth grade in the 
new building, and the rest of the eighth and seventh grades in the old 
or present high school building. As our numbers increase the eighth 
grade would gradually be forced out of the new building and then the 
freshman class in turn would follow. At such a time another new 
building would be needed. This additional new building would take 
care of the junior high school students but the necessity for this build- 
ing would be postponed for a few years. 

I believe such a program would be for the best educational in- 
terest of the town although it probably might not be the least ex- 
pensive, financially. If we are to keep pace with the times we must 
provide more and better facilities for the upper grades, and I be- 
lieve such a scheme as I have outlined above would do this. 



FIRE PROTECTION 



During the last part of the year the Committee did something 
towards making the buildings more secure from fires. No building 
is more nearly fireproof than is the the inside work. Brick walls may 
protect the outside, but they do not insure the safety of the interior 
except from a fire that may origirfate from without the building. 
Statistics show that something like eighty per cent or more of fires 
in school buildings originate in the basement. This being so, outside 
brick walls afford scant protection to the average school house, 
especially if it is more than a few years old. 

None of our buildings have a fireproof interior, although we have 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 91 

six brick buildings. Taking these things into consideration the Com- 
mittee felt that for the safety of the school children something should 
be done that would give them more protection in case of fire. Before 
beginning this work the Committee called upon the State Inspector of 
Public Buildings for this district for advice and suggestions. 

Every school in town has well executed fire drills. Each has 
more then one signal to indicate the different exits which the pupils 
shall use depending upon the supposed location of the fire. The larg- 
est buildings are emptied within two minutes. 



HOME GARDENS 



We have no available space around any of our school buildings 
for garden work, so whatever we do along this line has to be home 
garden projects. I believe that we should give this more serious at- 
tention than we have heretofore done. Nearly all of our schools 
have done something with home gardens, but we should do a great 
deal more. To this end I shall soon call a meeting of the principals, 
lay out plans for the coming season, and try to interest a far larger 
portion of the pupils in raising garden truck. To make the work 
more effective, there should be some way of inspecting the gardens 
during the summer and some way of giving advice to the children 
when the teachers are away for the long vacation. I believe this is 
a good line for the Parent-Teachers' Association to take up, and I 
would earnestly urge them to make this a part of their activities. 

The Greenwood school for several years past has done good work 
along this line and has had good results. Their work shows that this 
is well worth while. 

I believe there are several benefits that the children receive from 
taking care of home gardens. It will do them good to be out in the 
fresh air working on mother earth. There will be a joy in having 
some certain thing to do, to attend to living things and watch them 
grown. Homes would be beautified by flowers and perhaps unsightly 
back yards would yield not only vegetables for the family table, but 
also enough to supply a small income for the young gardener. I be- 
lieve there will be an added benefit for the child if he will keep an 
expense account covering all his work and materials, especially for the 
vegetable garden. The flower garden is worth more for its ethical 
value. 

Last fall we could not exhibit the results of the garden work at 
the fair, for just before the opening of the fair our schools were 
closed by order of the Board of Health because of a scarlet fever scare. 
We could not place on exhibit as a school but several individuals did 
show their products which were creditable, and won many prizes. 



92 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

CONTAGIOUS DISEASES 

For about five years we have had no such serious interruptions 
in our school work as during the past year. Last winter and spring 
there were a great many cases of measles and whooping cough. These 
diseases seemed to pass over the town in waves, going from district 
to district. There were so many cases, particularly in the lower 
grades that in many instnces fifty per cent or more of the classes 
were absent. It goes without saying that this handicapped us in our 
work but the teachers by earnest work and special endeavor partially 
overcame the difficulty. 

Shortly after the opening of school in the fall there was a fear 
that many children had been exposed to scarlet-fever, and the Board 
of Health closed the schools for two and one-half days. Happily 
there were not enough additional cases to cause any alarm. 



TEACHERS' READING CLUB 

Last year the Teachers' Association formed a reading class, 
which met once a month, and chose as a subject for study, psycho- 
logy, with application to the class room. We continued the class this 
fall and while not so many attend as I wish, I feel that those who do 
are profitting by the study. 

I believe it will prove of value to make this a regular affair and 
for the present have the attendance optional with the teachers. Dif- 
ferent professional subjects can be taken up each year. Later, after 
due trail, I suggest that a reading and study course be a part of 
each teacher's duty, with regular attendance of each teacher re- 
quired unless she may be taking up some regular work with a normal 
school or college. 



DENTAL CLINIC 



Early last summer every dentist in town became interested in 
dental inspection in the schools and after several meetings where they 
thoroughly discussed the matter they decided to take up the work. 

The School Department bought two portable head-rests which 
could be easily carried from school to school, a few examination in- 
struments, and cards for recording the results of the examinations. 

Shortly after the opening of school in the fall the dentists began 
the work of inspecting the teeth of all pupils in grades one to five. 
At this time they merely examined the teeth of each child as a 
preliminary move. They recorded the results and gave advise as it 
seemed to be needed. 

These cards were then graded good, fair and poor. Notices were 
sent home to the parents of those who received a mark of either fair 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 93 



or poor, with the request that they consult with their family dentist 
as soon as possible. It is too early to record any results, but judg- 
ing from the experience other towns have had we shall see a great 
deal of good. 

The dentists examined 1201 children with following results: — 
313 good; 509 fair; 379 poor. 

Poor teeth besides being unsightly cause more disturbances within 
the human mechanism than is commonly recognized. Besides all this 
if we can get the children to take care of their teeth we shall do 
away with a large amount of unnecessary pain. If we can do this I 
shall feel that the work has not been in vain. 

The work which has been done is only a beginning. It will be fol- 
lowed up by other examinations to see what progress has been made. 
Some means will be provided to take care of those who are financially 
unable to assume the burden which dental work might cause. 

All the dentists have willingly and freely given of their time for 
this work, and deserve our commendation. 

I thank them for the interest they took and the time they put 
into it, and especially Dr. O'Connell for his advice and zeal in follow- 
ing up the work. 



PARENT-TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION 

Previous to last spring there was only one Parent-Teachers' 
Association in town. This was in Greenwood and it has been of great 
help to the school and neighborhood. This organization has been in 
a flourishing condition for sometime. The members were of great 
assistance in securing organized play at recess, even furnishing an 
instructor to show the teachers how to conduct the games. They 
took charge of and arranged the garden exhibits of the town at the 
fair each fall. They furnished, from among their own members, in- 
spectors for the home gardens which were connected with the school. 

During the winter the Teachers' Association took up the idea of 
Parent-Teachers' Associations and held a public meeting in the town 
hall at which they had as speakers Dr. Winship, and Mrs. Smith of 
Maiden, who is active in the State Federation. As a result of this 
meeting, Parent-Teachers' Associations have been formed in the High 
school, Hurd and Franklin Districts. All three give indications of 
being useful organizations. If they will bring the teachers and the 
homes into closer touch and understanding, they will serve a valu- 
able purpose. 

The associations at the Hurd and Franklin schools have pre- 
sented the schools with sewing machines. The Franklin Association 
has become interested in the playground which the Committee filled 
in with good gravel. They plan to equip the same with suitable ap- 
paratus that it may be more useful. This will be of material assis- 



94 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



tance to that community. They have several other projects in mind 
for the benefit of the school and for improving the surroundings. 



BOOKKEEPING 



In 1912 we changed the bookkeeping in the office. The new 
method was in accordance with recommendations from the Federal 
Bureau of Education and from the State Board. The scheme is 
practically the same as that adopted by the town last year. 

We formerly kept our records under the following headings: 
General, Contingent, Books and Supplies, Fuel, Evening School and 
Practical Arts. Now we divide the items under the headings of 
Committee Expenses, Expenses of Instruction, Operating Expenses, 
Maintenance, Miscellaneous, Auxiliary Agencies, Outlay, Evening 
School and Practical Arts. 

The principal difference is that the old contingent account is 
liberally subdivided, as is also the general account. The others are 
similar except that they are separated into expenses for the high 
school and elementary school. 



EVENING SCHOOL 



Our work in the evening school has gone on about the same lines 
as in former years. The attendance has fallen off very noticeably, 
mainly because there seems to be fewer illiterate minors in town than 
we have had for some time. 

The instruction in the evening school proper consists of three 
lines of work: 

First, we try to give a course for Non-English speaking people. 
We divide the classes as far as possible according to nationality for 
the males, but we group the women together. We divide the work into- 
three parts: one for those who cannot speak or read English; one for 
those who know a little English; and another one for those who wish 
a little more advanced work. 

Second, for the past four years we have offered a course in draw- 
ing giving the student the work he may desire, intending to help him 
in his daily work. The instruction has been mainly in mechani- 
cal drawing. Some who have taken the course have materially bene- 
fitted from it as is attested by promotions in their line of employment. 
But for some reason or. other there has been no generous response to 
this line of work, and this failing has been in spite of the fact that 
we have secured the services of able instructors. Late this fall a 
new lease of interest seemed to develop and we now have a class of 
nearly thirty who attend very regularly under the leadership of Mr. 
C. A. VanDerveer of Heywood Brothers and Wakefield Company. 

Third, the government is working with the different communities 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 95 

towards eradicating illiteracy among aliens, and helping them become 
citizens of the country. Shortly before the circulars came out we had 
taken steps to organize a class which we call a class in citizenship. 
The aim in this work is to prepare for examinations those who are 
thinking of taking out, or have taken out, citizenship papers. The 
government cooperates by sending to the Superintendent of Schools 
the names of all those in this town who have recently taken out either 
the so-called first or second papers. The Attendance Officer has 
visited the home of each one whose name we have received and has 
explained the nature of the work we are undertaking. We are not 
meeting with quite the results for which I had hoped but I am in- 
clined to think that the idea will grow as the class continues. 

We admit to this class only those who can speak and read Eng- 
lish, and confine the studies to American History, and the elements 
of government together with the study of the Constitution of the 
United States. We aim not only to give instruction in these subjects 
but also to show the meaning of American citizenship together with 
its ideals. We were fortunate to secure Mr. Raymond P. Dellinger 
as teacher of this class, and he is entering heartily into the spirit 
of the work. Recently he accompanied eight men to Boston and 
helped them secure their first papers. I expect that there will be 
others in the near future who will do this same thing. 



PRACTICAL ARTS 



Our classes in millinery and sewing are gradually increasing in 
membership. 

Any town which does not maintain an evening class in Practi- 
cal Arts must, by statute, pay the tuition of any women over seven- 
teen years of age who wishes to attend such a school. The school 
authorities are given a chance to object, but practically the only legal 
objections are that the candidate is not a citizen of the town or is 
mentally incapable of profiting by the work. The tuition is fixed 
by the State Board and is based upon the recommendations of the 
local school committe. The rate is determined by the per capita cost 
of instruction for the previous year, not counting the cost of new 
equipment. 

Stoneham and Reading send several young women to our classes 
and the number is constantly increasing. 

If Wakefield did not maintain classes in Practical Arts the town 
would have to pay the tuition of all who might wish to take up this 
work. The student may choose the town or city in which to take up 
her study, and this is regardless of the amount of the tuition, or the 
difference of tuition in different towns. I believe it is better for the 
town to maintain these classes than to pay tuition to other towns, al- 
though the State reimburses a town to the amount of one-half of 
the tuition paid. 



96 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

The net cost to Wakefield is not as large as might appear from the 
appropriation, for the State reimburses the town to the amount of 
one half the cost of the work carried on in these classes. The 
amount received by the town is figured as follows: — 

Deduct the amount of tuitions, received and receivable, and the 
cost of new equipment from the amount paid for the classes for the 
school year; divide the sum left after these deductions by two, and we 
have the net cost to the town and the amount paid by the State. For in- 
stance; this year, the calendar year of 1915, we paid $979.14 for the 
Practical Arts classes. We bought no new equipment, and we have 
received, together with amounts still due, $278.00 for tuitions. This 
leaves $701.14 as the cost. Dividing this remainder by two we have 
$350.57 due from the State and $350.57 as the net cost to the town for 
maintaining these classes. 

We get some idea of the good of the work from our last report 
to the State in which we gave the estimated value of the work done 
in sewing and millinery. We reported as follows: — 

Sewing Av'age cost Estimated value 

16 undergarments (estimated) 80c each $1.25 each $ 20.00 
26 shirtwaists 90c each 

67 dresses $3.00 each 

22 children's garments $1.25 each 



$1.50 each 
$6.50 each 
$2.50 each 


$ 39.00 
$435.50 
$ 55.00 


$4.50 each 


$549.50 

$274.50 



Millinery 
61 hats $2.52 each 

Making total estimated value of $824.00 
This means that this amount of work was actually done in class 
time; but it does not show the full value of the work for while we 
insist that certain things shall be done in class we expect that similar 
things will be done at home; that is, we expect the women to apply 
what they learn. It is surprising to see the number of mature 
women who do not know how to sew nor how to use the sewing machine. 
I recall one instance of a woman with small children who had never 
taken a stitch and did not know how. Considering all these things I 
feel that the work is very valuable and should be done for the benefit 
of the community. 

TEACHERS' SALARIES 

The question of adequate salaries for teachers is ever present. 
Upon looking over the schedule of other towns of equal size I find 
that Wakefield is slightly under the average in regard to the amount 
paid the grade teachers, and more so in regard to high school teach- 
ers. I recognize the fact that the town has a high tax rate, but I 
hope the time will soon come when the town may see fit to give the 
teachers a substantial increase in the maximum salary. 

We are not losing so many teachers each year because of calls to 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



97 



other places, but we are constantly finding it harder to secure the 
kind of teachers we want to fill vacancies, because other towns small- 
er than Wakefield are paying salaries practically equal in amount to 
Wakefield, and really netting the teachers more. 

A few years ago we could get grade teachers of experience for 
$500, now teachers of the same training and amount of experience 
demand from $550 to $600. In many instances I have not been able 
to interest certain teachers at all because of our low salary rate, and 
these teachers would have been a distinct asset to the town. 

At present a college graduate of successful experience demands 
about $700 as an initial salary in Wakefield and because of this she 
sees only two years ahead with increases, for our maximum for our 
high school teachers is $800. 

If we are to keep up the high standard we are setting for our 
teachers we should raise the maximum as soon as the finances of the 
town will warrant it. 



SCHOOL SAVINGS 





Greenwood 


Lincoln 


Franklin 


Total 


Active Accounts 


225 


230 


153 


608 


No. of Deposits 


1562 


1538 


1192 


4292 


Amount of Deposits 


$ 420.91 


$ 429.11 


$ 201.81 


$1051.83 


Withdrawals 


73.19 


77.71 


101.30 


252.20 


Amount transferred from 










Trustee to Pupils' Account 


396.00 


391.74 


122.00 


909.74 


Bal. in custody of Trustee 


107.85 


16.57 


32.03 


156.45 


No. of Savings 










Bank Books issued 


34 


22 


19 


75 



SUMMARY FOR THREE YEARS 



No. of Deposits 
Amount of Deposits 
Amount of withdrawals 
Amount transferred to 
Pupils' Accounts 
No. of Savings 
Bank Books issued 



Greenwood 
5386 

$1587.72 
127.86 



Lincoln 
4773 
$1220.88 
226.56 



Franklin 

4553 
$1004.08 
298.57 



Total 
14,712 
$3812.68 
652.9£ 



1406.68 962.74 559.00 2928.42 
227 133 152 512 



98 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

SEWING 

The following is a brief extract from the report of the Teacher 
of Sewing: — 

"The work has continued very much along the same lines as that 
of last year. The plan of allowing the pupils some freedom in the 
selection of articles to be made has proved doubly efficient as the girls 
are more interested in something they can select, and the class ob- 
tains knowledge of the construction of more articles while the ex- 
penditure of material and time are utilized to their value. 

The correlation of sewing and drawing continues in the upper 
grades and this year the designing is applied to a larger number of 
articles." 

DRAWING 

For a detailed report of the drawing I have taken a part of the 
supervisor's report. 

"In the primary grades, perhaps more time is spent on illus- 
trative drawing and on constructive work than on any other branch 
of the work. Illustrative drawing is the drawing of boys and girls, 
and men and women at work and at play. It gives endless opportuni- 
ties for the use of the child's imagination and powers of observation. 
Original work is encouraged. Stories from history or from readers 
are illustrated. 

The principal work of the year for grades I and II is the com- 
plete furnishing of a doll house, which gives many varied problems in 
hand-work. The furniture is made from drawing paper, and in many 
cases wall-paper, rugs, pictures, etc. have also been made by the 
children. 

The hand-work for grade III is the making of a paper village. 
Small and large houses, churches, stores, schools, cars, teams, etc., 
are all made by the children. The illustrative drawing in this grade 
is correlated with this work as much as possible. 

In grade IV, the work in drawing is a combination of primary 
work and the beginning or preparation for grammar work. Pro- 
jects which require a little more thought, more skill of hand and eye, 
are introduced. 

The drawing for all grades follows the seasons as nearly as pos- 
sible, — the nature work in September, the study of color scales and 
harmony and the drawing of fruits and vegetables in October, design 
and picture study, and special holiday work in November and Decem- 
ber. 

In the grammar grades the design lessons were correlated with 
the work in sewing and sloyd. Designs for table scarfs and pillow 
covers, and monograms for towels, napkins, etc., were made and 
applied by the girls. The boys made and applied designs to tie racks 
and book rack ends. Many of the boys were interested enough to 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 99 



design pillow-tops also. For this work in stencilling inside house 
paint was used with success. 

Interesting booklets on artists and their paintings were made by 
the pupils of the grammar grades. The stories were written in the 
language periods. Perry pictures were bought and mounted by the 
children, and covers, well spaced and lettered were made in the 
drawing lessons." 



MANUAL TRAINING 
Mr. Fanck has given me an outline of the work in manual train- 
ing together with the projects which have been worked out and also 
with those which the classes now have on hand. The following is 
Mr. Fanck's statement: — 

"In our work with the sixth and seventh grades we have to con- 
sider first of all that we are working with young children and then, 
that they have to be taught the fundamentals. 

For them the different tool processes have to be analyzed and 
presented in their proper sequence. 

This requires careful individual work and of course precludes to 
a great extent the possibility of work in the larger forms with a less 
amount of supervision. 

It is to our eighth grade boys that we can look for our practical 
results. With two years of graded toolwork behind them and the con- 
structive information and mental drill received from the course, they 
are in a position to do general work for the schools and the department. 
Certain boys in this class appear to be more interested in this 
sort of work than in the making of models. The attitude toward the 
work has been very encouraging this year and I have every reason to 
believe that it will be carried to a successful conclusion along the 
lines you suggested. 

The following list will give you an idea of the practical work done 
since September for the schools and the department. 

Sharpening tools, such as chisels, plane iron, knives, etc. 

Filing gauges. 

Repairing benches and vises. 

Making boxes. 

Step ladder for Lincoln School. 

Bulletin board for High School. 

Plant standards for windows. 

Long work benches. 

Window board. 

Standard for pencil sharpener. 

Sand papering and shellacing chairs. 

Desk top. 

Book rack, Hurd School. 



100 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Two tool racks. 

Large bulletin board. 

Shelf for closet in one of Lincoln School rooms. 

Axes ground. 

Desk top for Manual Training Department. 

Bird feeder for Lincoln School. 

Lumber rack reconstructed. 

Knives ground for Greenwood School. 

Corner shelf for Manual Training room. 

Drawing boards for High School. 

Large picture frame for Franklin School. 
About 136 board feet of wood has been used for this sort of work 
since September. 

Work has been begun upon doll houses for the primary grades. 

Picture frames for the Franklin School. 

Moulding tables for Lincoln School. 

Construction of shelves, etc., for Manual Training room fol- 
lowing alterations made during the Christmas vacation. 
Our work in the larger forms outside of the work done for the 
school system will include such projects as library tables, a chair, 
typewriting table, telephone table, taborets, clock shelf, jumping 
standards. The boys will pay for the lumber used in these projects 
or provide the wood themselves. " 



CHANGES IN THE TEACHING FORCE 

RETIRED 

Miss Sarah E. Wilkins, from Lincoln. 

RESIGNATIONS 
High School 

Mr. Fred H. Harvey because of ill health. 

Miss Louisa Moulton to stay at home with parents. 

Miss Anna Kelly to accept position in Gloucester. 

Grades 

Miss Ethekne Barnard from grade I, Lincoln to Winthrop. 
Miss Dorothy Murray from grades III and IV Hurd. 
Miss Elizabeth Poole from grade I, Franklin to be married. 
Miss Ida F. Smith from grades I-III Franklin to be married. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 101 

ELECTIONS 
High School 

Mr. A. A. Fulton, from Northampton Commercial College to 
Head of Commercial Department. 

Miss Addie M. Bucksey, from Hillsboro, N. H. to Commercial 
Department. 

Miss Harriet M. Bigelow as extra teacher in Commercial De- 
partment. 

Miss A. Irene Goddard, from Brunswick, Maine, to teach French 
and Algebra. 

Grades 

Miss Emma Locke, from Bellows Falls, Vt., to Lincoln VII and 
VIII. 

Miss Mary F. Wade, from Salem Normal, as Assistant grade I, 
Lincoln School. 

Miss Marion F. Clapp, from Edgartown, Mass., to Hurd III-IV. 

Miss Mildred Munsey re-elected assistant in Warren. 

Miss Alleda T. Neal, from Tewksbury (State) to grade I Frank- 
lin. 

Miss Louise Pettingill, from Brewster, Mass., to grades I-II-III, 
Franklin. 

Miss Marjorie Brownell of Plymouth, Dighton, Mass., as super- 
visor of drawing in the grades. 

Miss Wilkins Retired 

After faithfully serving the town for thirty-one years in different 
positions as teacher in the public schools, Miss Sarah E. Wilkins chose 
to retire under Chapter 832, Acts of 1913. Miss Wilkins willingly 
and loyally gave of her time and energy for the cause of education 
and while we regret to lose her services, we are glad that there is a 
means provided by the State to make a teacher feel more at ease dur- 
ing her retirement. 



REPORT OF ATTENDANCE OFFICER 

Mr. W. B. Atwell, Superintendent of Schools. 
Dear Sir: — 

I hereby submit the following report for the school year 
ending June 30, 1915. 

I have investigated 519 cases as reported to me and found the 
pupils absent for the reasons given below:— 

Sickness 107 

Truancy 94 

Lack of shoes, clothing, etc. 41 

Kept out by parents 154 



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Tardy 23 

Found on street and taken to school 27 

Found on street and taken home 29 

Taken to court 1 

Employment Cards 9 

Health certificates 3 

New pupils from out of town placed in school . 3 

Taken from home to school 3 

Left town 3 

Suspension from school 3 

Theft r 1 

Disturbances near schools 6 

Assaults by children 4 

Pediculosis 4 

Destroying school property 1 

Transfer 1 

Birth certificates 2 519 



In most cases where children were absent for lack of shoes I was 
able t<4. procure them. The Sweetser Charity Fund Committee have 
been of great assistance in this respect, as they have granted every 
request for shoes or clothing which I made to them. The District 
Nurse has also procured clothing for children in several cases. 

I have had the hearty co-operation of the Superintendent, Prin- 
cipals, and Teachers, for which I thank them. 

Yours very respectfully, 

ALBERT D. CATE, 

Attendance Officer. 

Conclusion 

I wish to express my appreciation to the Committee for their 
ready cooperation. The stand of the Committee for furthering the 
interests of the schools at the expense of a large amount of their 
valuable time clearly indicates their desire to have the schools of 
Wakefield stand at the front. 

Also I wish to thank the principals, teachers and townspeople 
for ready assistance in carrying out schemes for the betterment of the 
children educationally. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLARD B. ATWELL. 



Boys 


Girls 


Total 


2 


o 


5 


33 


38 


71 


49 


74 


123 


67 


60 


127 


78 


95 


173 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 103 

REPORT OF HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL 

Mr. W. B. Atwell, Superintendent of Schools. 

Dear Sir: — Herewith is submitted the annual report of the 
Principal of the High School. 

NUMBER OF PUPILS 

For the year beginning in September, 1915, the number of pupils 
in attendance has been as follows: 

Graduate pupils 
Fourth Year pupils 
Third Year pupils 
Second Year pupils 
First Year Pupils 

Total 229 270 499 

I find on looking over my records of the year 1913 that my 
estimate for the attendance for the year 1914 was 448 pupils. The 
actual number turned out to be 475. For the year 1915-16, the 
present year, the estimated membership was 477. As a matter of 
fact, up to the present time 499 have been enrolled. It appears that 
the estimates of two years ago were conservative, being under state- 
ments, rather than over statements. For next September, 1916, 
my early estimate of 1913 indicated a school of 537 pupils. A more 
recent estimate, however, seems to show that the school will be 
larger, even, than that number — viz, 550. Of course, it is under- 
stood by everybody that an estimate of this sort is apt to go astray, 
and that the numbers are as likely to run below the estimate as 
above. However, for the last two or three years our estimates have 
been under the facts, so that we have a right to expect that the 
figure, 550, is not far out of the way, as the probable size of the 
school. 

Of the above 550 (estimated) pupils, 350 will be found in the 
three upper classes. 

To care for those in attendance this year requires the services 
of 18 teachers. The school building provides rooms for only fifteen. 
It became necessary, therefore, to continue the arrangement of last 
year, by which, the pupils of the first year class are in attendance in 
the afternoon hours. A slight readjustment of hours, for several 
reasons, seemed advisable and almost imperative. At present, school 
begins for the three upper classes at 8 o'clock and closes at half past 
twelve ; for the first year class, it opens at a quarter of one and closes 
at five minutes of five. Under the present arrangement, no teacher 
is obliged to be on duty both afternoon and forenoon, or part of each. 
Five teachers look after the afternoon session and the remainder. 



104 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

the forenoon. While this arrangement is an improvement over 
that of last year, there are features about it that are anything but 
desirable. In three rooms, the desks calculated to be occupied by one 
pupil are necessarily shared by two ; one upper class pupil in the fore- 
noon and one first year class in the afternoon. Again, I hear that 
there are some parents who object to their children being obliged 
to return home after five o'clock, especially during the season of 
short days. I sympathize with them in their objection. Although 
nominally the forenoon session closes at 12.32, it is always three or 
four minutes later, before it is possible for the building to be occu- 
pied by the afternoon scholars — thus shortening materially the free 
time before school begins for the first year class. The few minutes 
before school opens, I have observed, afford the very best oppor- 
tunity for teachers to get acquainted with their pupils and to give 
them individual help. Furthermore, the time actually spent in 
school by the upper classes has been reduced to four and a half hours 
and by the first year class to four and a quarter hours. At a time 
when the tendency is to increase the length of the school day rather 
than diminish it, it seems as though we were turning backwards the 
hands of the clock. 

I find a reference in my report of last year to the length 
of time our present building will accommodate the school as at 
present divided. It was my judgment at that time that when the 
three upper classes number 375 pupils the limit will have been 
reached and some further adjustment made necessary. The indica- 
tions are that we shall come within twenty-five of that number next 
September. 

ATTENDANCE 

The attendance since the opening of school has been the subject 
of especial attention. From month to month the attendance has been 
analyzed as carefully as may be. It appears that while the great 
majority of parents — two out of three — realize the value of constant 
and regular attendance, a few seem utterly to fail to see any value 
in it. In the month of December, out of 291 absences, over one 
hundred came from the absence of a mere handful of pupils — viz: 19, 
while 332 pupils had a perfect record. As nearly as I can figure it, 
there is about 3 per cent of necessary absence, with which absolutely 
no fault can be found. Beyond this necessary absence, there is a 
further substantial amount for which the reasons are entirely trivial. 
I wish the parents could realize the harm done by the occasional 
absence. There is more than one pupil in school whose failure to 
keep up with his class is due to absence that could have been easily 
avoided. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 105 

MILITARY DRILL 

Attention has been called anew to the subject of military drill in 
schools, because of the interest in the general topic of preparedness 
and the possibility of our country becoming involved with the nations 
of Europe. 

As I understand the report of the Legislative Commission on 
"Military Education and Reserve," it is the opinion of the Commission 
that military drill in schools is of little value. 

An editorial in the Boston Transcript sets forth the attitude of 
the Commission, as follows: 

"Instead of destroying time and energy to no purpose in 
infrequent close order drills, the commission recommends that for 
students who wish direct military training opportunity should be 
offered them to enroll in summer camps where in the period of a 
month, under competent direction, they can get all the possible 
value of the old system and more and get it in a way that shall be 
really effective. 

"For the schools it strongly urges the further development of 
physical training according to the best prescribed standards, and 
also the teaching of the true military history of the United States, and 
of personal hygiene and camp sanitation. Recognizing that the boy 
best trained for civil life will be also best prepared to undergo 
intensive training in the particularized business of soldiering, when 
the time for such training comes, the commissioners stress such 
points as these and stress them correctly. 

"In summary, then, the commission would have the public schools 
contribute the right groundwork for the making of soldiers, not the 
frills either of uniform or of drill, the State give opportunity of in- 
tensive training to all toward the making of good private soldiers, 
and the colleges engage more and more in the training of men to be 
capable officers. 

"This policy for the schools is precisely what President Lowell 
has laid down as good policy for the colleges. He would not waste 
time in the desultory training of student battalions but would offer 
every man full opportunity to get good training in summer military 
camps for college students. Such must be the programme of our 
schools and colleges not only to the end that their students may have 
competent training, but also that they may avoid a false sense of 
security and sufficiency from the continuance of old forms of drill 
which are often of positive harm." 

In view of these recommendations, a reorganization of our 
military instruction would seem desirable. My own feeling is that 
it would be wise, perhaps not to go the full length of the commission's 
recommendations and do away with the drill altogether, but to 
confine it to the boys of the two upper classes, making it compulsory 
except as provided by law, viz: for those who have conscientious 



106 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



scruples against it and those who are physically unfit. At present 
there are upwards of eigthy boys who would take drill under such 
an arrangement. With the numbers reduced it would be possible 
for an instructor to do much more intensive work than can possibly 
be done at present. At the present time, the rifles (many of them) 
put into the hands of the cadets are dummies. No arrangement has 
been possible for the adequate storing of the equipment. It has 
been bandied from the schoolhouse, to the Town Hall third floor, to 
the basement of the Armory. Nothing has been done, perhaps noth- 
ing could be done to arouse any respect for the equipment. In the 
reorganization of the department, nothing should be attempted that 
cannot be done as it ought. A battalion of three companies, as at 
present organized, cannot possibly work together at the same time in 
our armory in extended order. (I understand the recommendation 
of the commission is against close formation.) If we are to retain 
our present organization and all classes drill, the services of the in- 
structor should be employed for three days and one company drill 
at a time. Taking all things into consideration the better course 
to pursue seems that of restricting drill to the older boys in the upper 
classes, making it compulsory for them and making it real drill, not 
play, with rifle practice, tent pitching, extended order work, etc. 

PHYSICAL TRAINING 

My report of 1913 made a reference to the subject of Physical 
Training, expressing the hope that some day your board would see 
fit to appoint a director of physical training for the the town. If 
Military Drill were discontinued for the two lower classes in the 
High School, it would seem desirable to substitute something in its 
plr.ce, and what better than a thorough course in physical training. 
Dental hygiene, school physician, annual examination of eyes and 
ears — these words indicate that the community cares for the bodies 
of the school children. The eyes and ears, however, are not ex- 
amined, the school physician does not do his work, the school dentist 
is not called in, until after the damage is done. Eyes and ears are 
discovered to be defective, sore throat and flushed face are detected, 
the teeth are found to be decayed. This is about as far as the care of 
the health of children goes or; the part of school authorities. Little 
is done to prevent eyes and ears becoming defective, or the teeth 
decaying, or to increase the resisting power of the children's bodies. 
Would not a well-conceived and carefully-carried-out course in physi- 
cal training provide a foundation for healthy eyes and ears and teeth 
and bodies? Would not such a course come nearer being funda- 
mental than existing tendency and practice? When plans are drawn 
for a High School building, I hope ample provision may be made for 
a course in physical culture for girls and boys alike. What Boston 
is doing under the enlightened and far-seeing oversight of Nathaniel 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 107 



J. Young,. Director of Athletics, may well be a subject of thoughtful 
study. May I quote from an article of his — 

"Years of experience in the department of physical education 
of the Boston public schools has taught me that the main object of 
athletics in public schools is not to encourage strenuous competition 
to the exclusion of the rights and the needs of those youngsters less 
fit and unable to endure the most rugged forms of athletics, but to 
make competition such that it can be indulged in by all, even down 
to the puniest youngsters who are in the greatest need of physical 
exercise 

"Close competition has a tendency to destroy the general value of 
schoolboy athletics, making them of physical value to the few instead 
of the many which is the object in view. It requires but few boys to 
compose a football or baseball team and these few are picked from 
the many who are called out. If it were not for the fact that Boston 
schools have provided exercise fitted for the others, the majority would 
be passed by unnoticed while theirs might be the greatest need for 
physical exercise. 

"Of course it is difficult for athletics to exist without some forms 
of competition by which the participants may gain satisfaction for 
their efforts, but the competition should be of such character that 
all may join. Interclass competition should and has been encouraged 
in the Boston schools and those who have been unable to earn a place 
on the school team might be able to make a place on a class team and 
gain the same benefits as their more gifted brothers. 

"For this very same reason soccer was added to the list of 
authorized sports of the Boston schools. Many boys were obliged to 
wholly pass up athletics owing to their inability to make football, 
baseball or track teams, and soccer required the very grade of physi- 
cal effort that was fitted to these boys. This gave several hundred 
more the opportunity to gain benefit through school athletics. 

"Much has been done for track athletics in Boston schools. 
Raised corners have been furnished those schools with tracks and all 
the apparatus required has been supplied for track and field work. 
Regardless of the physical ability of any of the pupils, some form of 
exercise can be found suited to their ability." 

Below is the required Physical Training Course for High School 
boys in Boston. 



FIRST YEAR 

Each Boy Must Qualify in: 

Dash; One form of jumping; Putting shot (5 pounds); 

Chinning (Pull-ups); Swimming. 



108 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Required Minimum 

Events Time, Height or Distance 

50 Yards Dash . 8 seconds 

Running High Jump ........ 3 feet 

Running Broad Jump . . .11 feet 6 inches 

Standing Broad Jump 5 feet 6 inches 

Putting Shot (5 pounds) 25 feet 

Chinning (Pull-ups) 3 times 

Swimming 10 strokes with- 
out stopping 
SECOND YEAR 

Each Boy Must Qualify in: 

Dash; Two forms of jumping; Putting shot (8 pounds); 

Chinning (Pull-ups); Three swimming events. 

Required Minimum 
Events Time, Height or Distance 

75 Yard Dash, 11 seconds 

Running High Jump 3 feet 6 inches 

Running Broad Jump 13 feet 

Standing Broad Jump 6 feet 

Putting Shot (8 pounds) 26 feet 

Chinning (Pull-ups) ... 5 times 

Swimming : 
Diving 

20 Yards 35 seconds 

60 Yards without stopping 

THIRD YEAR 

Each Boy Must Qualify in: 
One dash and one run; Two forms of jumping; Putting shot 
(8 pounds); Chinning (Pull-ups); Three swimming events. 

Required Minimum 

Events Time, Height or Distance 

100 Yards Dash 15 seconds 

220 Yards Run 32 seconds 

Running High Jump 4 feet 

Running Broad Jump 14 feet 

Standing Broad Jump 7 feet 

Putting Shot (8 pounds) 30 feet 

Chinning (Pull-ups) ........ 6 times 

Swimming : 

Dive and Pick-up Object 6 feet depth 

40 Yards Dash 1 minute 

100 Yards . without stopping 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 109 



FOURTH YEAR 
Each Boy Must Qualify in: 

One dash and one run; Two forms of jumping; Putting shot 

(12 pounds); Chinning (Pull-ups); Three swimming events. 

Required Minimum 

Events Time, Height or Distance 

100 Yards Dash 14 seconds 

440 Yards Eun (16 years or ever) ..... 1 min. 20 sec. 
Mile run (17 years or over) ...... 8 minutes 

Running High Jump 4 feet 6 inches 

Running Broad Jump 15 feet 

Standing Broad Jump 7 feet 

Putting Shot (12 pounds) . . . . . .26 feet 

Chinning (Pull-ups) 7 times 

Swimming : 

220 Yards without stopping 

Carrying burden in water 

Knowledge of First Aid 

For girls the physical training includes free standing exercises, 

dancing, games and apparatus work, with the following extra re- 
quirement — ''Each girl must know how to swim before she can re- 
ceive a diploma. First year girls are not required to swim; second 
year girls must swim 25 yards; third year girls, 50 yards; and fourth 
year girls, 75 yards." 

MUSIC 

The effect of increasing the allotment of the music director's 
time is already apparent. Every pupil in school now shares in the 
weekly chorus work. The voices of the second year class have al- 
ready been once tried out privately by the instructor. It is the ex- 
pectation that before the year is over, there will be another trial. 
The greatest obstacle we meet in the work with the first year pupils 
is the self-consciousness of the boys that keeps them from singing 
freely. We have been trying in a rather desultory fashion, the ex- 
periment of having the boys sing by themselves. The zest and in- 
creased freedom with, which they throw themselves, almost without 
exception, into the singing leads me to wonder if it would not be a 
wise course to provide an additional period weekly for the boys of the 
first year class, until they acquire the habit of free singing and be- 
come accustomed to the sound of their own voices. The period ren- 
dered available by giving up military drill could well be used for this 
added practise. 



110 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



PETTY THIEVING 

The school has suffered for several years from petty thieving, 
which it seems well nigh impossible to stop. With only one recess, 
and a short one at that, during each session, of necessity frequent 
permission must be granted to go to the basement. To do otherwise, 
would work grave injury to many pupils. The corridors and hallways, 
therefore, become a more or less frequented highway. Inasmuch 
as the wraps of practically every child in school hang in the corridors, 
they are at the mercy of every passerby. A coat might almost as 
well be hung in the North Station and be expected to be left alone, 
as to expect the outer clothing hanging in the corridors of our school 
to go unmolested. The wonder is that we do not suffer more. The 
best that can be done is to charge every pupil to leave nothing of 
value in their outer pockets in the corridors. The disease is incident 
to our crowded conditions. A new building will provide individual 

lockers. 

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION 

During the year, one boy has left the school in order to attend the 
Agricultural Department of the Reading High School. How soon 
others may do the same thing, of course, we cannot tell. As I under- 
stand it, the whole or part at least of his tuition will be paid by Wake- 
field. While I have felt the great desirability of establishing an 
agricultural department in connection with our school, it might seem 
foolish to do so when a good school is so near our doors, to which 
those agriculturally inclined can resort. Wakefield is a manufac- 
turing town and it is a question whether it could not well add to the 
curriculum of its High School, a department of vocational education, 
not agricultural. If it were done, it is entirely possible that pupils 
from our neighboring towns of Stoneham and Reading might desire 
to attend. The High School in Menomonie, Wisconsin, offers courses 
in architectural drafting, machine drafting, machine shop practice, 
plumbing and brick laying for pupils in the last two years of the 
course. For the first two years the mechanical work consists of 
joinery, wood turning, pattern making and foundry practice. It is 
not the idea to teach pupils any particular trade, but to give them the 
fundamentals of several trades. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 111 



THE STANDING OF WAKEFIELD IN THE STATE 

Below is a summary submitted to you early in the year which, 
it appears to me, will be of interest to the people of the town. 

Facts obtained from the Circular of Information No. 1 — Board 
of Education of Massachusetts. 

1. There are 216 High Schools in the State. 

2. Wakefield High School is among the forty-four (44) cities and 
towns whose High School numbers 300 pupils or more. 

3. In this group the highest cost per pupil for instruction is in 
Brookline High School where it is $99.00 per pupil. 

4. In Wakefield the cost per pupil for instruction is $35.00 and 
Wakefield stands 38th in the list of 44. 

5. Wakefield is in the third of the four (4) groups into which these 
forty-four (44) towns and cities are divided according to val- 
uation, that is, her valuation is less than $6000 but more than 
$5000 per pupil. 

6. In Wakefield, 18 percent of all the pupils in school are High 
School papils. 

7. In nine (9) of the forty-four (44), this percentage is higher 
than eighteen (18) ; in four (4) it is the same, and in thirty-one 
(31) it is less. 

8. The cost of Wakefield High School for fuel, janitor, repairs, 
etc., was $10 per pupil. 

9. Of the forty-four (44) schools in the group, six (6) had a lower 
cost, three (3) had the same and thirty-five (35) had a higher 
cost. 

10. Of the forty-four (44) schools, Wakefield stands 39th in total 
cost per pupil, that is, for instruction and up-keep; Newbury- 
port, Marlboro, Gardner, Woburn and Natick being lower. 



112 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



MISCELLANEOUS 



The following graduates continued their education beyond High 



School graduation. 

Evelyn S. Donnelly 
Barbara Randall 
Gladys Watkins 
Miriam A. Sanders 
Marion Lawrence 
Thelma Bridge 

Hazel E. Barstow 
Jeremiah J. Buckley 
Doris Cartland 
Raymond P. Cassidy 
Beulah Christie 
Paul Guillow 

Palmer Hutchinson 
Norman B. Kingston 
Philip McAuliffe 
Dora McKie 

Edith Packard 

Fred G. Reid 
Ruth G. Taylor 
Millard Thresher 
Violett King 



Salem Normal School 
Simmons College 
Radcliffe College 
N. H. State College 
Simmons College 
Wakefield High School 

(Post Graduate) 
Salem Normal School 
Valparaiso (Ind.) University 
Bradford Academy 
Harvard Dental School 
Lasell Seminary 
Wakefield High School 

(Post Graduate) 
Norwich University 
Lowell Textile School 
Tuft's Dental School 
Wakefield High School 

(Post Graduate) 

Wakefield High School 
(Post Graduate) 

R. I. State College 

Lasell Seminary 

Phillips Academy Exeter 

School for Nurses 

Deaconess Hospital 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 113 

A new club, an English Club, has been formed in the English 
Department. Membership is confined to those whose records are 
either A or B. 

Emily Preston is in the Sophomore Honor List, at Mt. Holyoke 
College, being among the Sarah Williston Scholars. This means that 
Miss Preston is one of the thirteen students with highest rank. 

In the faculty list of Mt. Holyoke College appears the following: 
' Trances E. Jackson, graduate fellow and assistant in Zoology," 

received Senior Honor, being one of the Mary Lyons Scholars. 

Miss Jackson is a graduate of the class of 1911. 

The school was favored in the late fall with an address by Mr. 
Sidney Watkins of the Boston & Maine Railroad on "Safety." His 
address was one of the most interesting that it has been the fortune 
of the school to hear. 

With Reading and Stoneham, Wakefield has joined in forming 
the Middlesex Triangular Debating League. On January 7, Wake- 
field and Stoneham debated — Resolved that the United States should 
adopt Prohibition. Wakefield won. 

A Parent-Teachers' Association in connection with the school 
has been formed and much interest has been displayed in the few 
meetings that have been thus far held. 

GRADUATION EXERCISES, WAKEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL 

CLASS OF 1915 
Town Hall, Thursday, June 24, 8 o'clock 



Overture and March 

Chorus — The Parade Tracy 

Declamation — The Public Duty of Educated Men Curtis 

Leonard Aloysius Dryer 
Essay (Salutatory Rank) 

Shall the Women of Massachusetts Vote? 

Barbara Randall 

Chorus — Spread Thy Silver Wings, O Dove Rubenstein 

Declamation — First Inaugural Abraham Lincoln 

Hollis Earl Morton 
Semi Chorus — (a) At Twilight Friml 

(b) Lullaby ( Humor eske) Dvorak 

Essay (Honor Rank) — Let Us Have Peace 

Thelma Bridge 
Declamation — Retribution Osborne 

George Lincoln Dillaway, Jr. 
Chorus — The Postilion's Song Hadley 



114 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Oration (Original) — I Wonder 

Alec Grant Williams 

Essay and Valedictory — Who Are Our Neighbors? 

Gladys Watkins 

Presentation of Diplomas — Mr. W. B. Atwell 

Superintendent of Schools 
Class Song Music by C. Albert Jones 

March 



Motto: Esse Quam Videri 



CLASS SONG 
Alec Grant Williams 
To Thee, O Lord God of Mercy, 

A humble chant we raise, 
Our hearts deep stirred with purpose, 

With naught of earthly praise. 
The hand is leaving that led us 

Through preparation's strife. 
Help us, Lord of the future, 

Bear the burdens of life. 

The light of a great tomorrow 

Greets through the open door, 
Deep bathed we stand in its glory, 

In hope, for evermore. 
As sea girt cliffs hurl the breakers, 

Hurl wrong, in cause of right. 
May work be a long sought pleasure, 

Life useful, a keen delight. 

To Thee, O Lord God of Glory, 

Thy humble children call. 
As we step into the future, 

Thy hand, Lord, lest we fall. 
Thy guidance through the dark of night, 

Lead us, Lord, show us light. 
When pleasure bends to duties' right 

Guide us, Lord, in Thy might. 



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115 



SENIOR CLASS— 1915 



General Course 



Doris Hutcninson Allen 
Hazel Emma Barstow 
Jeremiah Joseph Buckley- 
Doris Helen Cartland 
Raymond Paul Cassidy 
Beulah Milton Christie 
George Lincoln Dillaway, Jr. 
Olive Louise Eaton 
Paul Kimball Guillow 
Ethelyn Grace Hudson 
Palmer Hutchinson 
Violett Annie King 
Norman Baker Kingston 
Irene Louise Lawrence 



Philip Leo McAuliffe 
Dora McKie 
Laura Ernestine Mills 
Hollis Earl Morton 
Thomas Christopher Murray 
Prank Elmer Packard, Jr. 
Fred Gavin Reid 
Ruth Geraldine Taylor 
Millard Wilson Thresher 
Pearle Ernestine Trefrey 
Alec Grant Williams 
Everett May Winslow 
Elsie May Wolfe 
Elliot Zwicker 



Commercial Course 



Arthur William Anderson 
Anna Isabelle Bannon 
Ralph Ernest Belmore 
Ruby Belmore 
Ruth Elizabeth Bower 
Mary Isabel Brehaut 
Gray Bidwell Brockbank 
Adelene Carolyn Burrill 
Maurice Otis Carter 
Mary Elizabeth Curley 
Grace May Dadley 
Mabel Edna Dadley 
Leonard Aloysius Dryer 
Isabel Anna Friberg 
Daniel Hallissey Galvin 
Ivy Mae Gould 
Bertha Elizabeth Holmes 
Edris Lawrence Kalberg 
Esther Eugenia Lofstrom 
Mary Elizabeth Keefe 
Marion Gertrude Kennedy 

James 



James Francis Kelly 
Alice Louise Kelley 
Lotty Frances Landers 
John Roger Lovering 
Lawrence Paul MacAdams 
Ernest MacKay 
Mary Esther Maguire 
Elizabeth Margaret Maloney 
Helen Rita Marshall 
Arthur Louis Maxwell 
Agnes Louise McFadden 
Florence Elizabeth Miller 
Edith May Packard 
Helen Christine Preston 
Arleigh Clifford Sawyer 
Pearl Evelyn Scott 
Edward John Sexton 
Theresa Irene Shea 
Mary Blight Thistle 
Eunice Elizabeth Whitney 
Emily Cenie Whittle 
Everett Worthley 



116 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Classical Course 

Thelma Bridge . Marion Lawrence 

George Washington Butterfield Barbara Randall 

Margaret Herrick Clark Miriam Augusta Sanders 

Evelyn Sarah Donnelly Gladys Watkins 

Frances Elisabeth Watson 



Below are the yearly statistics. 

HIGH SCHOOL STATISTICS 



Dec. 


Dec. 


Dec. 


Dec. 


Dec. 


Dec. 


1910 


1911 


1912 


1913 


1914 


1915 



No. graduated 53 71 65 70 70 *69 

Aver, age at grad. 18 7-12 18 5-12 18 3-12 18 3-12 18 9-12 18 6-12 



Senior Class 53 

Size when entered 127 

Junior Class 89 

Size when entered 142 

Second Year Class 92 
Size when entered 125 

First Year Class 117 
Size when entered 122 

* Estimated. 



The dark faced type of the table indicates the membership of 
the present senior class from year to year in its course. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES H. HOWE. 



72 


67 


70 


81 


69 


142 


125 


122 


146 


135 


78 


81 


90 


84 


119 


125 


122 


146 


135 


168 


95 


108 


98 


147 


120 


122 


146 


135 


168 


158 


138 


127 


161 


146 


168 


146 


135 


168 


158 


173 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 117 

REPORT OF THE SCHOOL PHYSICIAN 

In February 1915 a case of measles was reported on Salem street. 
Other cases were soon reported from the Lincoln school and the 
disease spread rapidly until all schools in town were infected. In 
four months measles were reported in more than three hundred 
seventy-five families having" children in school, and the total number 
of cases must have reached at least six hundred and probably more, 
with at least four deaths directly of indirectly. 

In several instances half of the pupils in a room were absent at 

a time. 

In almost all cases the law and the regulations of the Board of 
Health were carefully observed. The cases were reported, the house 
placarded, and all children of infected families kept out of school. 
The directions to teachers were to send home at once all pupils show- 
ing signs of the disease. But all our efforts had no effect whatever 
in stopping the spread. In practically all the school rooms not more 
than one or two susceptible pupils failed to contract the disease. It 
is my firm belief that if no precautions whatever had been taken the 
epidemic would not have been more severe, or resulted more seriously. 
The fact that measles is highly contagious before a diagnosis is made 
in most instances, and that parents as a whole consider it a slight and 
necessary disease render the present means of combating such an 
epidemic almost if not entirely useless. Unless some future means 
are found we shall witness a lepetition of epidemic as soon as we have 
a sufficient number of susceptible pupils in school. 

The so-called serious contagious diseases, Scarlet Fever, and 
Diphtheria have not gained a foothold in our school population. We 
have had quite a number of cases during the year but nothing re- 
sembling an epidemic, and so far as I know no contagion in these 
diseases has been traced to the school. 

Aside from the measles epidemic the health of the children has 
been in the main good and fairly free from the contagious and parasi- 
tic skin diseases. Eternal vigilance is the price of the latter con- 
dition. 

The Principals and Teachers have cooperated with the School 

Physician in fullest degree and it is in a large measure due to their 

care and watchfulness that cases are called to my attention. The 

entire benefit of medical inspection cannot be realized until some way 

is devised to care ior those children whose parents neglect to take 

seriously the advice given. These are a small proportion however. 

The Attendance Officer has been of material assistance in dealing 

with the parents. 

CHARLES E. MONTAGUE, M. D. 



118 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Appendix A 

STATISTICS 

Population, Census 1915 12,728 

According to school census the number of children in 

town between five and fifteen in September, 1915 . - 2,310 

September, 1914 2,107 

Increase . 203 

Number between seven and fourteen, September, 1915 1,746 

Number between seven and fourteen, September, 1914 1,487 

Average membership, ending June, 1915 2,318.79 

Average membership, ending June, 1914 2,250.21 

Increase 68.58 

Total membership, 1915 2,542 

Total membership, 1914 2,552 

Average attendance, 1915 2,166.93 

Average attendance, 1914 2,104.43 

Per cent of attendance for 1915 93.45 

Per cent of attendance for 1914 93.52 

Length of school year — Sept., 1914-June, 1915 ... 39 weeks 

Days lost, stormy weather, holidays, etc 6 days 

Actual length of school year 37 weeks, 4 days 

Special teachers employed 5 

Number of regular teachers employed 77 

Total teachers employed 82 

Cost per pupil based on average membership for town 
fiscal year: 

High School $48.87 

Elementary Schools 31.32 

High School and Elementary 34.71 

For the State, High School and Elementary . . . 40.41 



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119 



Appendix B 

SCHOOL ORGANIZATION 

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 
Willard B. Atwell, 1911, Brown University, 

SUPERINTENDENT'S CLERK 
Gertrude V. Lofstrom 

LIST OF REGULAR TEACHERS TO DATE 







Date of 








first 




Name 


Gra de 


election 


Where Educated 


High School 








Charles H. Howe, A.B. 


Principal 


1895 


Dartmouth College 


Jolm B. Sawyer, A.B. 


Sub-master 


1912 


Bates College 


A. A. Fulton 


Assistant 


1915 


Northampton Commercial 


R. D. Arnold 




1914 


Clark College 


Helen W. Poo* 




189G 


Radcliffe College f 


Helen Gilniore 




1913 


Boston University f 


Ethel G. Reed, A.B. 




1911 


Tufts College 


Elizabeth Ingram 




1881 


Smith College f 


Ethelyn M. Pattee, A.B, 




1912 


Wellesley College 


Grace Emerson, A.B. 




1911 


Boston University 


Alfred Preble, B.S. 




1913 


Tufts College 


A. Irene Goddard 




1915 


Boston University 


Camilla M. Moses, A.B. 




1910 


Radcliffe College 


Anna Carroll, A.B. 




1913 


Barnard College 


Margaret A. Ryan, A.B. 




1905 


Boston University 


M. Alice Ryan 




1902 


Wakefield High 


.4.ddie M. Bucksey 




1915 


Salem Normal 


Harriet M. Bigelow 




1915 


Fitchburg Normal 



Mary Brehaut 

Lincoln 

T. Frank Shea 
Fannie E. Carter 
Emma Locke 
Eunice W. Fobes 
M. Emma Vinal 
Clara Davidson 
Jessie S. Dyer 
Isabel M. Elliot 
Bernice E. Hendrickson 
Glennah Shepard 
Hannah J. Ardill 
Carolyn M. Burbank 
Persis Richardson 
Lillian Edmands, Sub. 
Mary F. Wade 
*Mary I. Hawkins 

* On leave of absence 



Clerk 



1915 



Principal 


1902 


8 


18S6 


7-8 


1915 


7 


1904 


5-6 


1913 


6 


1907 


5 


1900 


4 


1900 


3-4 


1908 


3 


1914 


2 


1892 


2 


1915 


1 


1911 


1-2-3 


1911 


Assistant 


1915 


2 


1896 



Worcester Business 
Wakefield High 



Westfield Normal 
Millbury High 
Randolph, Yt., Normal 
Farmington Normal 
Bridgewater Normal 
Truro Prov. Normal 
Quincy Training 
Wakefield High 
Salem Normal 
Framingham Normal 
Salem Normal 
Plymouth, N. H., Normal 
Plymouth Normal 
Wakefield High 
Salem Normal 
Southboro High 



Warren 

M. Annie Warren 
Mildred Munsey, B.A. 
Mary Kalaher 
Olive Brownell 
Bessie E. David 
Irene F. Norton 
Lillian A. Shaffer 
Mary E. C. Geagan 
Alice J. Kernan 

t Not a graduate. 



Principal8 1871 Wakefield High 

Assistant 1911 Mount Holyoke 

7 1888 Salem Normal 

7 1913 Boston University f 

6 1907 Bridgewater Normal 

5 1908 Hyannis Noimal 

3-4 1908 Hyannis Normal f 

2 1906 Lowell Normal 

1 1890 Wakefield High 



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TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Greenwood 

Ross Vardon 
Per tie Gray 
Lila McCormick 
Hattie Blancliard 
Mary L. Geary 
Laura A. Hart 
Susie E. Long 
Mercie M. Whitteinore 
Gertrude Rowland 

Franklin 

Edward L. Hill, A.B. 
Florence Arnold, A. B. 
Eliza Coburn 
Marion deC. Ellis 
Gertrude Sullivan 
Maude L. Arnold 
Katherine Kelly 
Dorothy Packer 
Alleda T. Neal 
Louise Pettingill 

F. P. Hurd 

Harriet O. Paine 
Eva E. Howlett 
Marion F. Clapp 
Mabelle L. Bartlett 

Hamilton 

Elizabeth Gardner 
Mary E. Kellv 
Florence B. Holt 
Mary C. Donovan 

Woodville 

Anna Hurlev 
Ruth Hickey 

Montrose 

Helen Prescott 
Mary T. Dowling 

Prospect Street 

Mabel A. Kernan 
Aauie R. Crosman 
Mrs. Myrta Knight 
f Not a graduate. 



Principal 


1910 


8 


1912 


7 


1891 


6 


1911 


5 


1914 


4 


1910 


3 


1907 


2 


1900 


1 


1913 


Principal 


1912 


8 


1910 


7 


1912 


6 


1908 


5 


1913 


4 


1899 


3 


1894 


2 


1906 


1 


1915 


1-2-3 


1915 


Principal 7-8 


1910 


5-6 


1880 


3-4 


1915 


1-2 


1911 


Principal 5 


1898 


4 


1884 


3 


1911 


1-2 


1904 


3-4-5 


1914 


1-2 


1914 



Principal 5-G-7 1911 
1-2-3-4 1912 



Principal 3-4 1899 

1-2 1899 

Ter. Substitute 1910 



Bridgewater Normal 
Plymouth Normal 
Wheaton Seminary 
Plymouth Normal 
Salem Normal 
Framingham Normal 
Castine Normal f 
Miss Wheelock's K. T. S. 
Hyannis Normal 



Brown University 

Radcliffe College 

Salem Normal 

Emerson College Oratory 

Fitchburg Normal 

Salem Normal 

Salem Normal 

Salem Normal 

Kindergarten Normal T. S. 

Miss Wheelock's K. T. S. 



Hyannis Noimal 
Salem Normal 
Hyannis Noimal 
Symonds K. T. S. 



Calais, Me., High 
Wakefield High 
Page Kindergarten 
Symonds K .T. S. 



Lowell Normal 
Salem Normal 



Arlington High 
Salem Normal 



Wakefield High 
Wellesley College f 
Salem Normal 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



121 



SPECIAL TEACHERS 



Name 



School 



Where Educated 



C. Albert Jones 
Amy L. Bnttertield 
Marjorie Brownell 
Louise U. Ekman 
Joseph Fanck 
John H. McMahcn 



Supervisor Music 1912 

Superv'r Draw., H. S. 1910 

Superv'r Draw., Grades 1915 

Teacher Sewing 1909 

Teacher Sloyd 1913 

Military Instructor 1909 



Boston Conservatory 
Boston Normal Art 
Mass. Normal Art 
Woburn Training School 
Mass. Normal Art 
A Co., 6th Inf. M. V. M. 



Dr. C. E. Montague 
Albert D. Cate 



School Physician 

Attendance Officer, Census Enumerator 



JANITORS 



Name 



School 



Residence 



Edward E. Eaton 
Charles E. Newman 
Albert Heath 
George Couillard 
Josiah H. Ringer 
W. W. Shedd 
A. A. Mansfield 
Charles E. Classen 
Lewis Hatch 
T. John Ardill 



High 

Lincoln 

Warren 

Hamilton 

Greenwood 

F. P. Hurd 

Franklin 

Woodville 

Montrose 

Prospect Street 



31 Park Street 
13 Otis Street 
40 Gould Street 
15 Murray Street 

Greenwood Avenue 
25 Cordis Street 
8 Summer Street 
Nahant Street 
237 Salem Street 

8 Fairmount Avenue 



122 



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Appendix C 



COST OF PUBLIC DAY AND EVENING SCHOOLS, 1915 



SUPPORT 



General Expenses: 

Superintendent of Schools and 
Attendance Officer: Salary 

Other expenses 

School Committee Clerk, etc. 
Other expenses 



Expenses of Instruction: 

Supervisors' salaries 
Principals' salaries . 
Teachers' salaries . 
Text Books .... 
Stationery and supplies 



Expenses of operating School 
Plant : 

Janitor service 

Fuel 

Miscel. expenses of operation 



Total 


Day 
High 


Schools 
Blem. 


Evening 
Elem. 


School 
Prac. 
Arts 


2,649.45 
100.43 
533.33 
533.75 










1,715.95 
9,036.07 
t9.326.93 
1,882.16 
1,496.19 


160.00 

2,200.00 

14,670.40 

860.13 

501.48 


1,555.95 

6,346.07 

33,637.29 

996.63 

935.42 


128.28 

614.75 

25.40 

22.63 


361.72 
404.49 

36.66 


4,921.83 

4,670.28 

845.65 


1.164.19 

1,083.58 
135.19 


3,562.99 

3,496.78 

710.46 


65.32 

57.69 


129.33 
'32.23 



Maintenance: 

Repairs and up-keep . 



1,980.95 



255.12 1,725.83 



Auxiliary Agencies : 

Promotion of health . . . 269.68 269.68 

Miscellaneous 408.91 

Outlay: 

New equipment 653.23 209.17 444.06 

Grounds and permanent im- 
provement 1,853.75 1,853.75 

Miscellaneous Expenses : 

Evening school 18.11 3.40 14.71 

Total expenditures for all 

school purposes $82,896.65 $21,239.26 $55,534.91 $917.47 $979.14 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



123 



Appendix D 



HOW SCHOOL MONEY IS SPENT 




l. 

2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 

6. 

7. 



10. 



Salaries : Supt. Attend. Officer. Teachers, School 

Physician 74.10 per cent $61,419.16 

Janitors 5.70 per cent 4,727.18 

Fuel 5.52 per cent 4,580.36 

Books and supplies 3.97 per cent 3,293.66 

Miscellaneous : Water, Light, Janitors' supplies, 

Printing diplomas, Cartage 2.50 per cent 2,077.90 

Repairs 2.39 per cent 1,980.95 

Permanent improvements 2.24 per cent 1,853.75 

Office Expenses, including clerk hire, telephone . 1.29 per cent 1,067.08 
Practical Arts Classes : Includes evening classes in 

cooking, sewing, and millinery 1.18 per cent 979.14 

Evening school 1.11 per cent 917.47 

100.00 per cent $82,896.65 



124 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



REPORT OF HIGHWAY ENGINEER 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen. 

I herewith submit a report of the work of the Highway Depart- 
ment for the year ending Dec. 31, 1915. 

The amounts asked for in our estimates for this year were in 
accordance with the plan of 1913, with the exception of the appro- 
priation for Lowell street and the accounts made necessary by the 
change in the accounting system. To these estimates were added, 
by the vote of the town, $2,000 to cover the raise in the laborers 
pay from $2.25 to $2.50 and $10,000 for the unemployed. 

The original amounts asked for in the general highway appro- 
priation would not have covered more than the general cleaning, 
oiling and repair work, so it was thought best to divide the $10,000 
with the other accounts. 

An endeavor has been made to do some extensive work in each 
section which could not ordinarily have been done from the regular 
appropriation. In some sections the allotment has been overrun, due 
in some cases to the heavy rains and the resultant washouts and in 
others to the construction work. 

The cost of oiling has been exceptionally small, and more ground 
has been covered owing to the low cost of Asphaltic oils this year. 

An excellent gravel pit has been opened on the Town Farm where 
sufficient gravel can be obtained for years to come. The Highway 
Department should be given the use of this as the land is unfit for 
cultivation. 

GENERAL MAINTENANCE 

To this account are charged all supplies and repairs that are 
not chargeable to the Sections or other accounts. As the supplies 
are used, this account is credited and the charge made to the proper 
account. 

From this account was purchased the 7-ton tandem roller which 
was rented last year from the Buffalo Steam Roller Co. with the 
understanding that the rental price of $500 should be deducted from 
the selling price of $2,150 if the town decided to buy. This year 
it was decided that the town could not afford to buy the roller at 
$2,150 but that it could for $1,700. This price was finally accepted 
by the Buffalo Steam Roller Co. The roller was not used the whole 
season owing to the lateness in concluding the negotiations, but it 
gave excellent satisfaction for the remainder of the season and 
should prove very economical and valuable on sidewalk, patching and 
general work for which the 15-ton roller is too heavy and cumbersome. 

From this account are also taken the maintenance of the horses 
and equipment, conpensation insurance and water charges for 
drinking fountains and horse troughs. 



REPORT OF HIGHWAY ENGINEER 125 



SIDEWALKS 

There have been more gravel sidewalks built and repaired this 
year than has been the custom in recent years and less tar concrete. 
Sec. No. 1. Practically all of the walks have received a coating of 
gravel. Sec. No. 5. All walks south of Albion street have been re- 
paired. Sec No. 6 Richardson, Bennett, Melvin and Charles streets 
have all had work done on the sidewalks. Sec. No, 7. Oak street has 
had two new sections built and the rest coated with gravel from 
Nahant street to beyond Greenwood avenue. Sec. No. 8. A new 
section was built near Spring street and the rest repaired as far as 
Crystal street. Sec No. 9. A dangerous condition was relieved at 
the corner of Nahant and Farm streets by removing a large elm tree, 
cutting away the bank and building a new walk. From the Town 
Farm to Oak street the walk was given a coating of gravel. On 
Montrose avenue a new walk was built from Water street to the last 
houses in the section. 

Several granolithic walks have been built this year, part by 
contract and part by the department laborers. Those let by con- 
tract costing $1.75 per sq. yd. and that built by the department $1.25 
per sq. yd. 

On permanent sidewalks $2,331.01 has been spent. 

SNOW 

For plowing and removing snow asjid sanding sidewalks $963.78 
was spent of the $1,000 set aside for this work. 

PATROL 

The sum of $1,000 was set aside for patroling and cleaning the 
Square and adjacent streets, Albion and Chestnut streets and North 
avenue. Owing to the increase in wages the amount set aside was 
not sufficient to carry the work through the whole year so the excess 
amount was taken from the general Highway account. 

SECTION NO. 1 

On the request of the Montrose Improvement Association prac- 
tically all of the sidewalks in this section Were given a coating of 
gravel and repaired. Salem street near the Lynnfield line was 
widened and raised about 15 inches and the rest of the street patched 
to the junction of Lowell and Salem streets. Lowell street was also 
patched. A total of 402 double loads of gravel were used in this 
section of which 65 loads were given by Mr. R. C. Atkinson and 169 
loads by Mr. P. A. Bruorton. 



126 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

SECTION NO. 2 

The principal work in this section was tue resurfacing of Main 
street from the Square to Pearl street. This was a badly worn 
water-bound macadam road. It was first scarified, then harrowed 
with a heavy tooth-harrow and shaped with a road machine and then 
sprinkled thoroughly to wash the dirt from the stones. After rolling, 
two to four inches of crushed stone were applied into which was 
penetrated 1.9 gal. of Tarvia X per sq. yd. This work cost $.46 per 
sq. yd. 

In previous years the section of Main street from the Rockery to 
Reading line has been given a blanket coat of a 60 degree asp.haltic 
oil which has not successfully resisted the action of the combined 
iron tired and automobile traffic. This year as much as possible of 
the old oil was removed by scraping and picking, the depressions filled 
with tar and crushed stone and later a coat of Tarvia B and sand 
applied using approximately .4 gal. of Tarvia "B" per sq. yd. This 
treatment seems to have worn much better than the previous ones and 
another application will form a very fair wearing surface. 

Drainage: The heavy rains of this season made it necessary to 
spend a considerable amount of money in this section for repairing 
washouts and cleaning drains. 

Oiling: This section owing to its being the largest and having in 
it the centre of the town requires a large amount of oil of different 
grades to suit the various types of streets. 4200 gal. Texas 45 
degree asp.haltic oil were used on the gravel and soft roads, 4530 gals, 
of Tasscoil were used on the hard macadam and paving block; 1400 
gals, of Headley No. 22 were used on the heavily travelled macadam 
streets; 4800 gals. Tarvia "B" used on Main street. 

SECTION NO. 3 

A demand was made for the work on North avenue to be con- 
tinued from Chestnut street to Avon street. This was done and paid 
for from the sectional account. The other heavy accounts were those 
of oiling which amounted to $531.64. Cleaning amounting to $210- 
51 and drainage amounting to $258.80. 

SECTION NO. 4 

The principal work in this section was the construction of Park 
avenue drain. This was started immediately after the money for 
the Unemployed was voted by the town as it could be started imme- 
diately and a large number of men employed. It was also a much 
needed improvement as this street has been costing the town a large 
amount each year for repairs caused by washouts. A 12-inch tile 
drain was laid from the foot of Park avenue hill to Morrison road 



REPORT OF HIGHWAY ENGINEER 127 

with eleven catch basins placed at necessary points. One-fourth of 
the cost was charged to Section No. 5 because approximately that 
amount of the water was diverted from that section by the drain. 
Other hills in this section have been badly washed several times this 
past season and it is safe to say that this drain has already saved the 
town a considerable amount of money in preventing washouts. 

SECTION NO. 5 

The principal work in this section was the reconstruction of 
Albion street from the B. & M. R.R. to Murray street. This street 
was in a bad condition and made an unsightly approach to the town. 
As North avenue was being reconstructed it seemed a fitting time to 
do this work although it caused the sectional account to overrun. 
Nearly all of the sidewalks south of Albion street were given a coat- 
ing of gravel, using 220 double loads. One-fourth of the cost of 
Park avenue drain was charged to this section. 

SECTION NO. 6 

A new drain was laid to take the water from Bennett to Melvin 
street. The sidewalks on parts of Bennett, Melvin and Richarson 
streets were coated with gravel. A new walk was built on Charles 
street near the new wall at the head of Birch Hill avenue. The 
portion of Franklin street built last year, as an experiment, using the 
Municipal Light Plant tar as a binder, gave some trouble on account 
of its bleeding but after a treatment with Tarvia "B" it has sealed up 
and is in a very satisfactory condition. 

SECTION NO. 7 

The Greenwood Playground Association has given the Highway 
Department permission to use the gravel and stone on the property 
between the Playground and High street in order to make an approach 
to the field. This gravel (1280 single loads) was used on Green 
and Oak streets. Oak street was straightened to conform with the 
County Commissioners' order of 1896, and the grade of both the 
street and sidewalk raised across the low meadow land. Beside the 
gravel from the Playground, 333 double loads and 43 single loads 
were hauled from the Town Farm pit to Oak street. 

SECTION NO. 8 

Greenwood street was scarified, the large boulders removed, 
shaped with a road machine and then rolled from Myrtle avenue to 
the Melrose line, a distance of 4000 feet for the sum of $124. Later 
several narrow places were widened and the grade raised, and a new 



128 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

j 

sidewalk built near Spring street. 

Forest street. Some work was done on this street in filling with 
material from Main street and removing part of the ledge on the 
lower hill to widen to a 20-foot roadway. 

Merriam street was widened and filled with material from Main 
street. 

SECTION NO. 9 



The work done in this section was recommended by the Ninth 
District Improvement Association. 

Montrose avenue. A sidewalk was constructed from Water 
street to the last house in this district. The street was also raised 
and graded where necessary and put in better condition. 

The dangerous condition existing at the corner of Farm and 
Nahant streets was relieved by removing a large elm tree and cutting 
away the bank and building a sidewalk. The walk from this point to 
Oak street was given a coating of gravel. 

Water street. The sidewalks were repaired where necessary and 
the bridge near Melvin street replanked. 

PERMANENT CONSTRUCTION 

The $6000 note issued for this year was used to construct six- 
inch Tarvia macadam roadways on Main street from the Greenwood 
station to Green street, a distance of 3168 feet, and on North avenue 
from Chestnut to Albion street. 

These streets were constructed in the following manner: the 
old road was excavated to six inches below finished grade and rolled; 
on this foundation was placed six inches of two to three-inch crushed 
stone and rolled to four inches; on this was placed three inches of one 
to two-inch stone, lightly rolled and one and one-half gallons of 
Tarvia "X" applied to the square yard. This was covered with stone 
chips and thoroughly rolled after which was applied another coat of 
three-fourths of a gallon of Tarvia to the square yard, covered with 
chips and again rolled. Next year the finish coat of Tarvia "B" and 
sand will be applied giving a smooth dustless surface. 

The approach to the railroad crossing at Chestnut street was 
finished in a different manner. Instead of using the small one to 
two-inch stone on top, the coarse two to three-inch stone was used and 
the Tarvia applied in one application leaving the surface rough enough 
to give the horses a footing when pulling up the grade. 

The total square yards built on these two streets was 7410 at an 
average cost of $.81 per sq.yd. 



REPORT OF HIGHWAY ENGINEER 129 

LOWELL STREET 

The work on this street was done in accordance with the specific 
repairs ordered by the County Commissioners in their Return of 
December 8, 1914. Of the $6000 spent on this street this year, $2000 
was alloted by the State Highway Commissioners from the Motor 
Vehicle Fund, and $2000 from the County Commissioners and $2000 
appropriated by the Town. 

The construction was started at Vernon street and completed 
for 2000 feet towards Main street and the foundation widened and 
filled for 400 feet further. This covers the most difficult and ex- 
pensive part of the work to be done on Lowell street. The founda- 
tion was very poor necessitating a gravel fill of six to fifteen inches 
the whole distance and a widening of approximately six feet across 
the meadow. 

The portable crushing outfit was moved from Greenwood to the 
estate of Mr. Junius Beebe where 2334 loads of gravel and stone were 
obtained for this work. 

Practically the same form of construction was used here as on 
Main street except that the lower course of stone was filled with 
sand. 



I am submitting a summary of the sectional accounts, showing 
how the money has been divided and spent in the nine sections of 
the town. 



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REPORT OF CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS 141 

For a detailed account of the Highway Department expenditure 
see the Town Accountant's Report. 

Respectfully submitted, 

O. H. STARKWEATHER, 

Highway Engineer. 



REPORT OF CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

We would recommend that the town appropriate one hundred 
dollars each year to give us money to fix lots when owners want the 
work done in the Old Cemetery as there has never been any money, 
appropriated for the old yard. We have had applications for that 
work and the owners have been willing to advance the money but we 
cannot use the money. We have to turn it into the town. 
For financial report see Town Accountant's report. 

WILLIE R. BLAKE, 
HARVEY S. PARKER, 
JOHN MINNIKIN, 

Cemetery Commissioners. 



142 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



REPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD 

The Wakefield Municipal Light Commission presents herewith 
the twenty-second annual report for the year ending December 31, 
1915. 

For the details in connection with the operation of the plant we 
refer to the report of the manager. The output of both gas and 
electricity has increased. The increase in the gas consumption ap- 
pears small but an analysis of the same, month by month, tends to 
show that the financial depression of a year ago is probably to blame 
more than any other cause for this. Five months out of the first 
eight showed a marked decrease in consumption. The last four 
months show an increase, one being as high as 13.3 per cent. The 
further reduction in electrical rates which took place last April has 
tended to stimulate the consumpton in electricity in a marked degree. 

The contract with the Edison Electric Illuminating Co. has been 
in operation for a complete fiscal year. Not only have the savings 
anticipated in connection with the contract been realized, but the in- 
creased demand in electricity has been such that it would have been a 
great problem to have met the requirements of the town under the 
old conditions. A three phase power circuit has been installed from 
the plant as far as the railroad crossing at the Center, thereby en- 
abling the town to supply manufacturers with a three phase power 
current to any amount. 

The engines, generators, exciters, etc., used in connection with 
the production of electricity at the plant have been sold at as good 
a price as could be obtained, considering their style and age, and the 
room thus acquired in the disposition of these was, in part, utilized 
to secure greater safety to both men and buildings by moving the 
switchboard away from the side wall and placing high tension wires 
which were formerly below the floor, so that they now enter the board 
at the top. A power panel was added and the switch board was put 
in first class condition at an expense of $650.00. 



STREET LIGHTING 

A conduit has been run to the poles set at the rockery and at 
any time these two lights can be attached to the Main street lighting- 
circuit. By reference to the report of the Manager it wih be seen that 
the current for street lighting, has increased this year over last by 
14.3 per cent. The number of hours of street lighting outside of the 
main square is practically the same namely 2816 hours and the lights 
in the square have been run 3445 hours. 

The trouble in certain locations in the wanton destruction of 
street lamps still continues to some extent. It is desirable that when 
any of the street lights are out of order that the ciizens notify the 



REPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD 143 



Manager as promptly as possible as it should hardly be necessary for 
the town to pay for a patrol for this purpose. 

New street lights have been installed on Main street, Fairmount 
avenue, Water street, Byron street, Columbia road, Wharton Park 
place, Montrose avenue, Wiley street, Gladstone street, Emerson 
street, Harrison avenue, Essex street, Albion street and Richardson 
avenue. 

The report of the Manager shows that there has been an in- 
crease of about 3 per cent, in the current s applied for Regular Street 
Lights although the hours of lighting are a little less than last year. 
Following the custom of other towns and cities the 40 candle power 
lamps have been replaced by 60 candle power lamps of a new type. 
Thus we have increased the candle power by 50 per cent, with only 
a small increase in current. 

POLE LINES 

The problems which were noted in the report of last year in con- 
nection with the pole lines still exist. Much work has been done in 
connection with the Bay State St. Ry. and the N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. to 
make the lines safer and more stable. This work has been done in all 
sections of the town on North avenue, Greenwood avenue, Main street 
from Water to the railroad crossing, Highland avenue, Gould street, 
Chestnut street, Park avenue and a number of other places. 

It is already arranged to rebuild the line on Main street, from 
Lawrence street, to a point beyond Cordis street, in conjunction with 
the Street Railroad Company and the Telephone Company and it is 
expected to reduce the number of poles here materially. 

GAS DEPARTMENT 



The necessary repairs in this department have been done. A new 
exhauter has been purchased which being much more efficient is a 
great saver in the use of the steam. Extensions have been made in 
the use of the gas services which can be obtained in detail from the 
report of the Manager under the head of gas main extensions. 
Naturally the increase in the use of gas will not be as great as that 
in the use of electricity. The gas extensions of 1914 were 19428 feet 
and in 1915, 6114 feet. 

The amount of water gas and coal gas made for the year can be 
obtained from the report of the Manager. The increase in consump- 
tion of gas was 1.7 per cent. 

The increase in the wages during the year, due to the vote of the 
town, has without doubt made the cost of production increase, also 
the cost of construction work, etc., has increased on this account. 



144 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

FIRE ALARM 

There has been only such work done on the five alarm circuits as 
was necessary to keep them in operation during the year. No new 
boxes were installed, but a good deal of work has been done in re- 
newal and replacement of old and defective work. The physical con- 
dition of the system is much improved. It is hoped that this coming 
year we will be able to place the wires on the Greenwood circuit under- 
ground from Water street to Oak street and possibly as far as Han- 
son street. Such a change would be very beneficial to the system. 

NEW RATES 

The rate on electricity during the year was reduced on April 1, 
to 12c per K.W.H. with a discount of 2c per K.W.H. for prompt pay- 
ment. The increased consumption of electricity has justified the 
reduction as the receipts were nearly as large as last year and the 
cost of production has been reduced. 

Much attention has been given to working out of proper power 
rates and the use of electric current for power by the manufacturers 
of the town has shown a very marked increase for the year, and the 
plant is now in a position to furnish as much power current as is 
needed for any manufacturer at a very reasonable rate. 

The commissioners wish to extend their appreciation of the 
good work done by the manager, the office force and all the employees 
of its plant. They have worked harmoniously and faithfully to make 
the operation of the plant successful. 

EDWIN C. MILLER, Chairman. 

FRANK J. HENKEL. 

L. WALLACE SWEETSER, Secretary. 



REPORT OF MANAGER 



Messrs. E. C. Miller, L. W. Sweetser and F. J. Henkel, Municipal 

Light Board". 
Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit for your consideration my third annual report 

showing the conditions of the Light Plant as of December 31, 1915. 

This is the twenty-second annual report of the business, financial and 
operating conditions. 



REPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD 



145 



COMPARATIVE REPORT OF YEAR ENDING DEC. 31, 1915 



Reg. st. lights were operated 
Sq. st. lights were operated 

Number street lights in operation 
Total number gas consumers 

Gain over previous year . 
Total number electric consumers 

Gain over previous year 
Gas services laid . 
Electric service made 
Gas ranges sold 
Hot plate sold 
Water heaters sold 
Gas room heaters sold 
Coal gas made 34,096,000 cu ft 
Water gas made 9,962,000 cu ft 

Total gas made 
Gas accounted for 
Gas unaccounted for 

Or . . 
Gain in gas sold 
Total current purchased 
Com. and dom. currents sold 
Power current sold 
Total current sold 
Gain in current sold 
Regular street light current 
Square street light current . 

Total current for street lights 

Inc. in current for street lights 

Coal used for boilers 

Coke used for boilers 

Gas coal carbonized . 

Gas oil used 

Stock on hand: 



Ending 
Dec. 31, 1915 
2,816 hrs 
3,445 hrs 

580 
2,194 
217 
835 
198 
109 
116 

74 

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23 

12 



Gas coal . 
Steam coal 
Coke 
Tar . . 
Gas oil . 



44,058,000 cu. ft. 
34,054,800 cu. ft. 
10,003,200 cu. ft. 
22.7 per cent 
1.7 per cent 
506,075 k.w.h. 
194,595 k.w.h. 
41,004 k.w.h. 
235,599 k.w.h. 
20.4 per cent 
142,432 k.w.h. 
25,020 k.w.h. 

167,452 k.w.h. 

14.3 per cent 

73 ton 

503 ton 

3,465 ton 

51,072 gals 



265 ton 

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ton 

9,000 gals 

12,012 gals 



Ending 

Dec. 31, 1914 

2,873 hrs 
1,633 hrs 
after July 7, '14 
559 
1,977 
121 
687 
115 
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107 
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44,784,000 cu. ft. 

33,487,700 cu. ft. 

11,296,300 cu. ft. 

25.2 per cent 

5.6 per cent 

426,362 k.w.h. 

159,276 k.w.h. 

36,428 k.w.h. 

195,704 k.w.h. 

10.1 per cent 

137,687 k.W.h. 

10,780 k.w.h. 

after July 7, '14 

146,467 k.w.h. 

5.6 per cent 

613 ton 

658 ton 

3,807 ton 

36,661 gals 



483 ton 

ton 

5 ton 

9,250 gals 

4,385 gals 



146 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



EXTENSIONS OF STREET LIGHT LINES 

Main St. near R.R. Crossing 220 ft. 

Fairmount Ave 225 " 

Water St. to Saugus line 630 " 

Byron St. between Gould and Jordan Ave 60 " 

Columbia Road 510 " 

Wharton Park Place 970 " 

Montrose Ave 550 " 

Wiley St. . 375 " 

Gladstone St 275 " 

Emerson St 310 " 

Harrison Ave. and Essex St 425 " 



Total 4550 ft. 

EXTENSIONS OF ELECTRIC LINES 



Cedar St. from Albion 440 ft. 

Vernon St. north from Lowell 930 " 

Cedar St. to opposite No. 25 100 " 

Stedman St. and Clarina Ave 240 " 

Eustis Ave. from Elm St 260 " 

Fairmount Ave. to opposite E. McDonnell 150 " 

Richardson St. from Main 1220 " 

Vernon St. from Salem 250 " 

Linden St. from Greenwood St 115 " 

Cedar St. from Chestnut to Auburn 225 " 

Broadway from Albion St 1000 " 

Crescent St. from Center 650 " 

Main St. to Cobb's garage 500 " 

Green St. from Oak St 545 " 

Hillside Ave. from Fairmount 200 " 

Sweetser St. 125 " 

Main St. to supply No. 875 250 " 

Salem St. to supply J. E. Harrison 425 " 

Everett Ave. from Greenwood 150 " 

Madison Ave. to supply E. D. Gibbs 80 " 

Byron St. to supply No. 9 360 " 

Wave Ave 270 " 

North Ave. to supply Boston Ice Co 560 " 

Greenwood St. from Myrtle Ave 515 " 

Eustis Ave 160 " 



Total 25 extensions 9720 ft. 



REPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD 



147 



EXTENSIONS OF GAS MAINS 



Eustis Ave. west from Elm St. 
Hillside Ave. from Preston St. 
Salem St. west from Preston St. . 
Central Ave. east from Preston St. 
Bellevue Ave. and Grand Passway 
Preston St., Richmond to Bellevue 
Preston St., Bellevue to Salem St. 
Greenwood St. west from Myrtle Ave. 
Prospect St. from Emerson . * 
Clarina Ave. from Stedman 
Nahant St. easterly from Logan's 
Park Ave. from Prospect St. . 
Stedman St. from Clarina Ave. . 
Herbert St. from Bennett 
Mechanic St. from Main St. . 

(a replacement of IY2" pipe) 
Hillside Ave. from Fairmount 
Pine St. from Greenwood Ave. 



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MANUFACTURING ACCOUNTS 
Actual earning and expenses, the inven- 
tories as of December 1914 — 1915 
respectively considered. 

STATEMENT OF EARNINGS AND EXPENSES OF 
GAS MANUFACTURING ACCOUNT 

Earnings: 

Sales of gas . . $ 44,978.26 

Less discounts ....... 3,838.99 

$ 41,139.27 
Steam to electric department . . . 180.00 

Sales of coke ...... 5 677.08 

Sales of tar 1,819.83 



148 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Inventory of tar, Dec. 31, 1915 . . 294.50 

Sales of gas stoves 2,071.01 

Sales and rentals of gas ar^s ... 136.12 

Inventory of gas arcs 39.95 

Meter rentals 81.10 

Sales of jobbing gas 1,291.23 

Sales of gas service 641.92 

Stock Inventory: 

Stoves $ 403.44 

Pipe, fittings and burners . 1,086.33 



1,489.77 



Expenses: 

Gas coal $ 16,912.77 

Steam Coal 342.18 

Repair Steam plant 323.33 

Repair mains 921.64 

Repair gas meters 203.50 

Repair at works 1,377.42 

Repair real estate 624.95 

Repair benches 1,031.14 

Purifying, including labor .... 631.12 

General salaries 1,955.53 

Station tools 115.22 

Advertising gas 96.35 

Distribution tools ...... 64.17 

Station wages 9,229.61 

Distribution wages 3,509.16 

Care of grounds 40.06 

Stable expense sixty-seven pei cent . 1,378.60 

Office, printing and stationery one-half 301.54 

General expense 7.43 

Collections: E. E. Lee, 65.51; J. R. 

Reid, 4.04; E. W. Archer, 3.13 . . 70.68 

Jobbing gas 1,762.26 

Gas services 1,047.77 

Coke 978.95 

Inventory of Coke, December, 1914 . 20.00 

Tar 212.01 

Inventory of tar, December, 1914 . . 291.00 



13,722.51 
$ 54,861.78 



REPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD 



149 



Gas stoves 

Gas arcs 

Inventory of gas arcs, Dec, 1914 . 

Incidentals 

Wages meter takers . . . . . 

Distribution gas material . 

Telephone one-half 

Interest on guarantee deposits (four- 
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Insurance one-half 

Connecting stoves and appliances . 

Gas oil 

Office furniture and fixtures 
Lighting works ($417.68) . 



A gross profit . 
The following to be deducted : 

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*Interest on bonds and notes . 
*Depreciation 



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23.45 






49,424.24 




$ 5,437.54 


125.00 




2,522.27 




5,420.00 





$ 8,067.27 

A net loss $ 2,629.73 

* Interest and depreciation here stated are the same per cent of 
total interest and depreciation as gas plant is of the total combined 
plant, as shown by the books. 

STATEMENT OF EARNINGS AND EXPENSES OF 
ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING ACCOUNT 

Earnings: 

Sales of electricity $ 30,178.98 

Less discounts . 6,416.41 



Sale of incandescent lamps . 
Sale of jobbing electrics 
Sale and rental of fans . 
Electric meter rentals 
Stock Inventory: 
Incandescent lamps . 
Incandescent street lamps . 
Poles, wire and equipment . 
Electric appliance and repairs 





$ 


23,762.57 

582.69 

1,473.21 

139.50 

118.91 


214.86 






197.84 






299.62 






116.14 




828.46 






$ 


26,905.34 



150 



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Expenses: 

Steam from gas department . . . $ 180.00 

Oil and waste . . . . . . . 54.76 

Repair lines 3,771.75 

Repair meters and transformers . . 4.07 

Repair electric plant . . . . . 98.32 

Repair real estate electric . . . . 54.71 

General salaries ... ... 1,955.04 

Station wages 1,532.90 

Distribution wages 846.97 

Care of lights ....... 362.87 

Care of grounds one-half .... 40.05 

Stable expense 33 per cent . . . . 679.03 

Interest on guarantee deposit one-fifth 6.96 

General expense one-half .... 7.42 

Office, printing and stationery one-half 301.55 

Incandescent lamps Commercial . . 464.64 

Jobbing electrics 1,944.44 

Telephone one-half 71.80 

Current bought 12,380.40 

Insurance one-half 579.16 

Wages meter takers one-third . . . 305.02 

Incidentals 21.59 

Incandescent street lamps . . . 1,189.35 

Fans and rental 191.72 

Station tools 57.23 

Distribution tools 8.49 

Water 20.00 

Advertising electric 25.96 

Lighting station ($362.55) 

Total expenses $ 27,156.20 

A net loss 250.86 

The following to be deducted: 

Commissioners' salaries one-half . . $ 124.99 

*Interest on bond and notes . . . 1,826.48 

*Depreciation 3,924.83 

5,876.30 
A net loss 5,625.44 

* Interest and depreciation here stated are the same per cent of 
total interest and depreciation as electric plant is of the total com- 
bined plant, as shown by the books. 



REPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD 



151 



ASSETS 

• 
Machinery & manufacturing appliances $ 40,121.84 

Real estate gas ....... 11,125.31 

Gas mains . 47,885.12 

Gas meters 13,948.88 

Real estate electric ...... 6,898.88 

Steam plant . 10,303.72 

Electric plant 11,055.90 

Pole lines ........ 36,413.03 

Arc lamps . 1,969.89 

Transformers 7,640.00 

Electric meters 8,118.64 

Station tools electric, inventory . . 571.45 

Station tools gas, inventory . . . 469.42 

Distribution tools electric, inventory . 184.06 

Distribution tools gas, inventory . . 509.19 

Office furniture and fixtures, inventory 595.00 

Horses and wagons, inventory . . . 1,521.25 

Hay and grain, inventory .... 24.00 

Gas oil, inventory . . ... . 406.97 

Tar, inventory 294.50 

Oil and waste, inventory . . . . 15.50 

Repair steam plant, inventory . . . 12.22 
Insurance fire protection appliance, 

inventory 443.13 

Insurance unexpired, inventory . . 658.06 

Stable tools, inventory 8.05 

Garden tools,inventory 31.80 

Purifying material, inventory . . . 243.00 

Fire supplies, inventory 78.70 

Gas arcs, inventory 39.95 

Repair mains material, inventory . . 53.59 

Fans, inventory 299.49 

Due from electric consumers, inventory 3,806.62 

Due from gas consumers, inventory . 4,066.77 

Due from other accounts .... 1,049.89 

Fire alarm installation . . . . . 6,895.02 

Gas coal, inventory ... ... 1,313.36 

Due from gas meter rental . . . . 119.10 

Due from electric meter rental . . . 93.11 

Guarantee deposits appropriation . . 1,404.00 

Guarantee deposits from consumers . 195.00 
Stock Inventory: 

Incandescent lamps . . . . . » 214.86 

Incandescent street lamps .... 197.84 

Poles, wire and electric equipment . . 299.62 



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Stoves 403.44 

Jobbing gas 1,086.33 

Repair lines 116.14 

Total assets $223,211.64 

Balance to profit and loss . . . 120,327.12 



LIABILITIES 



$102,884.52 



Bonds outstanding, original . 

Bonds outstanding, new gas addition 

Town notes .... . . 

Interest accrued but not due . 
Guarantee deposits appropriation 
Bills payable 



Appropriation notes, bonds, new con- 
struction, etc., paid to date: 
Appropriation note payments . 
Appropriation bond payments . 
Appropriation extension gas mains . 
Appropriation extension electric lines 
Appropriation construction electric 
Appropriation new street lights 
Appropriation new fire alarm equipment 
Appropriation new gas extension . 
Appropriation extension gas Montrose 



$ 81,000.00 

10,000.00 

7,000.00 

972.08 

1,599.00 

2,313.44 



$ 11,300.00 
124,000.00 
21,948.24 
9,600.72 
1,780.02 
1,217.87 
4,290.16 
6,814.29 
3,000.00 

$183 5 951.30 : 



$102,884.52 



* While the above appropriation accounts are not strictly lia- 
bilities in the ordinary acceptation of the term, they belong in any 
proper system of accounti ag upon the same side of the ledger as 
bonds outstanding, and are for convenience grouped with them 
under the same designation. 



1EPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD 



153 



PAY ROLL 1915 



Sidney L. Cole, manager . 

Maud V. Howard, bookkeeper 

Mary A. Smith, clerk . 

Marion E. O'Neil, clerk . 

Marjorie D. Hawkes, clerk . 

Frank A. Nelson, foreman elec. dept. 

Leon A. Bassett, lineman . 

Henry A. Taylor, lineman . 

Louis Demars, lineman . 

George Williams, lineman . 

Patrick McLaughlin, foreman gas dept 

James Coughlin, engineer . 

James Galvin, fireman . 

Martin Joyce, gas-maker 

Lawrence Burns, retort man 

James Chambers, retort man 

Patrick Finn, retort man . 

Dennis Desmond, retort man 

Thomas Lyons, retort man . 

Patrick Quinn, retort man . 

Jeremiah Sullivan, retort man 

Foster White, retort man . 

Daniel Maher, fireman . 

J. H. McMahon, stockkeeper & weighe 

James H. Draper, gas fitter . 

Richard Trahey, gas fitter . 
Patrick Desmond, meter reader 
Matthew Burns, meter reader 
Edward Barrett, meter reader 
Michael J. Kelly, hostler 
W. Frank Wright, helper 
Joseph S. Brewer, helper 
James McGrath, helper . 
William Stanley, helper 
Daniel Flynn, helper . 
Jeremiah Herlihy, laborer 
James Mahoney, laborer 
28 laborers .... 



1,950.00 

996.84 

405.00 

467.00 

91.73 

1,147.50 

968.66 

742.00 

849.64 

790.53 

1,252.02 

L066.36 

1,031.69 

1,133.21 

875.18 

887.96 

863.16 

748.87 

188.02 

882.01 

874.79 

907.89 

657.22 

760.25 

774.40 

770.76 
865.35 
711.20 
741.12 
822.05 
744.05 
742.97 
933.78 
822.23 
808.01 
285.22 
293.58 
1,085.22 



$ 30,938.07 



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RECEIPTS AND EXPENSES 



Cash Statement: 

Appropriation March, 1915 

Gas sales 

Electric sales 

Coke sales .... 

Tar sales 

Jobbing electric . 
Gas stoves .... 
Incandescent lamps . 
Jobbing gas . 

Gas arcs 

Fans and rental . 
Guarantee deposits . 

Telephone 

Repair lines 

Repair works . 

Gas services 

Incandescent street lamps . 
Hay and grain . 
Electric meter rentals 



Transferred from depreciation stock 



Transferred from fire alarm stock 



$ 25,000.00 

40,466.87 

22,535.31 

5,306.16 

1,835.33 

1,688.28 

1,722.69 

587.89 

1,275.77 

133.42 

186.25 

70.00 

45.63 

904.49 

5.00 

620.53 

59.28 

12.00 

25.80 

$102,543.37 
716.33 

$103,259.70 
58.56 



Less amount set aside for depreciation 

Bond payments 

Note payments 



8,044.83 

11,500.00 

2,000.00 



$103,318.26 



GAS 



$ 21,544.83 

1 

$ 81,773.43 



Expenditures: 

Gas coal, including freight and handling 
Coke, teaming and handling . 

Station tools 

Distribution tools 

Gas stoves 

Repair mains 



15,781.87 

1,341.73 

168.35 

39.22 

450.45 

831.62 



REPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD 



155 



Repair meters . . 166.34 

Repair works 1,222.98 

Repair real estate . . ... 622.35 

Repair benches .... . . . 951.14 

General salaries ' . 1,955.53 

Station wages 9,229.61 

Distribution wages 3,509.16 

Purifying 593.06 

Incidentals 24.51 

Advertising 101.35 

Coal tar 126.17 

Jobbing gas 1,222.01 

Wages meter takers ■ . 915.08 

Distribution gas material . . . . 94.57 

Gas arcs 83.63 

Connecting stoves and appliances . . 226.90 

Gas oil . . 1,826.67 

Gas service 726.81 

Gas manufacturing acct. (demurrage) 319.82 



ELECTRIC 
Expenditures: 

Steam coal, includ. freight & handling $ 342.18 

Distribution tools ....... 42.02 

Oil and waste 70.19 

Repair electric plant 44.19 

Repair steam plant 230.50 

Repair electric lines 4,190.24 

Repair real estate 54.71 

Jobbing electric 1,606.98 

Station tools 20.16 

Repair electric meters & transformers 71.04 

Incidentals 21.59 

General salaries 1,955.04 

Current bought ....... 11,467.18 

Station wages 1,532.90 

Care of lights 362.87 

Distribution wages 846.97 

Fans and rental . ... . . . 2.87 

Water 106.35 

Incandescent street lamps .... 97.02 

Incandescent lamps . . . . . . 21.11 

Advertising 25.96 



$ 42,530.93 



$ 23,112.07 



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MISCELLANEOUS 

Guarantee deposits $ 70.00 

Horses and wagons 455.97 

Care of grounds 75.11 

Stable expenses 624.17 

Hay and grain 1,046.47 

General office expenses, printing, post- 
age and envelopes 562.82 

Insurance 1,516.99 

Telephone 197.65 

Interest on guarantee deposits . . . 34.76 

General expense 14.85 

Collections: E. E. Lee, 65.51; J. R. 

Reid, 4.04; E. W. Archer, 1.13 . . 70.68 

Interest 4,348.75 

Commissioners' salaries 249.99 

Office furniture and fixtures . . . 28.80 

Stock bills paid . 6,830.66 



$ 16,127.67 



$ 81,770.67 



RECAPITULATION 



Amount available for maintenance and 

interest $ 81,773.43 

Cash expenditures 81,770.67 

Balance of general account returned 
to town 

DEPRECIATION 

Balance Jan. 1, 1915 $ 2,316.90 

Appropriation March, 1915 .... 8,044.83 

Appropriation March, 1915 .... 800.00 
Appropriation by sale of machinery, 

March, 1915 500.00 



Less transfer to general account 



11,661.73 
716.33 



2.76 



$ 10,945.40 



REPORT 


OF MUNICIPAL 


LIGHT BOARD 157 






EXPENDED AS FOLLOWS 








Labor 


Material 




Total 




Machinery and 














manufacturing; 


$ 


95.27 


$ 610.60 


$ 


705.87 




Gas mains 




816.84 


1,099.91 




1,916.75 




Gas meters 






1,328.34 




1,328.34 




Real estate gas 




117.17 


178.02 




295.19 




Real estate electric 


31.17 


27.11 




58.28 




Electric plant 






650.00 




650.00 




Pole lines 




514.51 


3,521.55 




4,036.06 




Transformers 






983.38 




983.38 




Electric meters 






970.84 




970.84 






$1,574.96 


$9,369.75 






$ 10,944.71 

















Balance of account 



.69 



FIRE ALARM 



Appropriation March, 1914 . 

Expended on new fire alarm . 
Expended on repair fire alarm . 
Transferred from general account 



Balance returned to town . 

BONDS PAID 

Appropriation to purchase bonds . 
Appropriation to new gas addition bond 



373.71 

738.29 
58.56 


$ 
$ 


1,200.00 




1,170.56 




$ 


29.44 



9,000.00 
2,500.00 



NOTES PAID 



$ 11,500.00 



Appropriation to underground con- 
struction 

Appropriation to Water St. gas ex- 
tension 



1,000.00 
1,000.00 



$ 2,000.00 
Respectfully submitted, 

S. L. COLE, Manager. 



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FINANCIAL REPORT OF SWEETSER LECTURE COMMITTEE 

1914 — 1915 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen. 

Gentlemen: — The Sweetser Lecture Committee submits herewith 

its financial report for the year 1914 and 1915. Accompanying this 

statement you will find receipts covering each and every item of 
expenditure. 

RECEIPTS 
Income from C. Sweetser Lec- 
ture Fund $400.00 

C. H. Howe 269 Course tickets 134.00 

A. H. Thayer 11 Course tickets 5.50 

41 Course tickets @ 50c . . 20.50 

16 Admissions @ 20c . . . 3.20 

8 Course tickets @ 50c . . 4.00 

55 Admissions @ 20c . . . 11.00 

53 Admissions @ 20c . . . 10.60 

33 Admissions @ 20c . . . 6.60 



Nov. 10, 1914 



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18, 


1914 


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1914 


Dec. 


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Feb. 


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Total receipts 

EXPENSES 

Nov. 18, 1914 Arthur K. Peck — Lecture . . $ 35.00 

Dec. 2, 1914 Melville C. Freeman — Lecture 25.00 

Jan. 6, 1915 Chas. A. Eastman — Lecture . 50.00 

" 20, 1915 Roy C. Andrews — Lecture . 105.00 

Feb. 3, 1915 Albert Squirer — Lecture . . 50.00 

Albert Hudson — Taking tickets 5.00 

N. H. Hudson — Selling tickets 5.00 

Town of Wakefield — Police 

and Firemen .... 15.00 
Wakefield Item — Printing and 

advertising 44.25 

Scott Printing Co. — Advertis- 
ing 26.00 

Total expenses 

Balance paid to Sweetser Charity, Mrs. S. A. 
Cutler, Treasurer 



$595.90 



Respectfully submitted, 

W. S. PERKINS, 
EDWIN C. MILLER, 
J. LOWE McMAHON, 
HARRIS M. DOLBEARE, 
HARRY M. WHEELER. 



$360.25 
235.65 
$595.90 



REPORT OF TOWN TREASURER 159 

REPORT OF TOWN TREASURER 

To the Citizens of Wakefield. 

I herewith present my report for the fiscal year ending December 

31, 1915: 

TRUST FUNDS 

The Trust Funds and available income balances now in my 
hands are as follows: 

The Flint Memorial Fund (Library) .... $ 1,000.00 

Dr. Francis P. Hurd Library Fund 2,500.00 

C. Wakefield Library Fund ....... 500.00 

Franklin Poole Library Fund 500.00 

Cyrus G. Beebe Library Fund . . . . . . 2,000.00 

Jonathan Nichols Temperance Fund . . . . 1,000.00 

J. Nichols Temperance Fund, int. balance avail. 7.63 

C. Sweetser Lecture Fund 10,000.00 

C. Sweetser Burial Lot Fund ...... 1,000.00 

C. Sweetser Burial Lot Fund, int. balance avail. . 261.50 

Flint Old Burial Ground Fund 2,000.00 

Flint Old Burial Ground Fund, int. balance avail. 12.43 

Jane K. Vinton Burial Lot Fund 50.00 

Jane K. Vinton Burial Lot Fund, int. balance avail. .48 

C. Sweetser Lecture Guarantee Fund .... 1,047.64 

Nancy White Park Fund 1,000.00 

Nancy White Hurd School Fund 500.00 

Nancy White Hurd School Fund, int. balance avail. 24.40 

Merrill W. Gove Library Fund 500.00 

Clarissa E. Swain Burial Lot Fund .... 500.00 

Clarissa E. Swain Burial Lot Fund, int. bal. avail. 28.54 

Mary G. Aborn Park Fund ....... 2,000.00 

Ezra Eaton Burial Lot Fund ...... 100.00 

Ezra Eaton Burial Lot Fund, int. balance avail. 2.00 

Total . $26,534.62 

All of the above funds are earning 4 per cent interest per annum. 
No changes have been made in investments during the year, but one 
new fund has been established, namely: the Ezra Eaton Burial Lot 
Fund of $100.00, and this fund has been deposited in the Blackstone 
Savings Bank. 

Full detail as to the nature of these funds, their incomes and 
detailed expenditures will be found in the Town Accountant's report. 

LOAN ACCOUNT 

The following sums have been borrowed on Temporary Notes 
in Anticipation of Revenue, during the year: 

$ 80,000.00 @ 3.27 per cent discount. 
50,000.00 " 3.84 " 
60,000.00 " 3.60 " 
50,000.00 " 3.58 " " 



160 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



35,000.00 " 3.49 
25,000.00 " 3.29 



a it 
ti <« 



Total $300,000.00, of which $80,000.00 has been paid leaving 
balance due in 1916, $220,000.00. 

Time loans as follows have been issued during the year: 
Macadam Construction of 

Highways, 1 yr., $6,000.00 @ 4 per cent per annum 

Lowell St. Construction, 1 yr. 4,000.00 
Exten. of sewers, Park Ave, etc. 4,000.00 
This latter loan being payable $1,000.00 each year for four years. 

PERMANENT DEBT 

The permanent debt Jan. 1, 1915, was $624,000.00 

Paid during 1915 56,400.00 

$567,600.00 
New issues in 1915, as above 14,000.00 

Permanent debt Jan. 1, 1916 $581,600.00 

It is gratifying to note from this statement that the Permanent 
Debt has decreased $42,400.00 during the year 1915; and, with no 
large bond issue in sight for 1916, we may congratulate ourselves 
that the fiscal year 1916 will see a still larger decrease in our 
permanent obligations. 

The yearly maturities on this debt, unfortunately, are large, and 
this fact increases materially our tax levy; but I especially call the 
attention of the citizens to the bright outlook ahead. If we can only 
get along for a year or two more without any large issues of per- 
manent obligations, the load will be much less heavy to bear and the 
town will then be in a great deal better financial condition than for 
many years past. When that time arrives, we can better afford to 
make some of the large expenditures, we have been talking about for 
some years, than we can at the present time. I therefore confidently 
hope that no large borrowings will be made until at least 1917 or 
1918, as desirable as some of the improvements demanded may be. 
In order that you may see how rapidly our yearly maturities decrease, 
please note the following table: 

MATURITIES OF TOWN DEBT 

Maturing in 1916 $ 64,400.00 

1917 46,900.00 

191S 38,400.00 

1919 35,400.00 

1920 31,000.00 

1921 31,000.00 

1922 28,500.00 

1923 " 28,000.00 



REPORT OF TOWN TREASURE! 



161 



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.00 



Total 

Of this permanent debt of $581,600.00, the following is charge- 
able to our large undertakings: 

Water Department $206,000.00 

Light Department 98,000.00 

Metropolitan Sewer .... 198,000.00 



making a total of $502,000.00 

It may readily be seen therefore that for all other purposes, such 
as public buildings, schoolhouses, local sewers, high school site, con- 
struction of streets, motor fire apparatus, etc, we only owe the small 
sum of $79,600.00. As assets we have all our public buildings, and 
other things mentioned, of the value of many times what we owe. 
I am mentioning this matter here for the reason that the impression 
is being created that the town is not in good condition financially. 
I doubt if there is a town in the state that is in a better condition. It is 
unfortunate that our tax rate recently has been high; but the high 
tax rate is not due to present day lavish expenditures. Our annual 
appropriations for our departments are not large for a town of our 
size. It so happens that just now we have large annual maturities 
on our debt, created for the large undertakings mentioned, which 
undertakings, when paid for, will be decidedly large assets to the 
town. If you will add our yearly maturing debt, the yearly interest, 
and the taxes we are called upon to pay to the State, the County, and 
the Metropolitan Park District, it is readily understood that in those 
items is found a large part of our levy, comparatively speaking. The 
present tax rate is not due to our present extravagance; your town 
officials are not responsible for it; it is not properly chargeable to the 
Assessors or any other Board. The present burden was, to an 
appreciable extent, created in years gone by, for large public im- 
provements,' from which burden, in a year or two, if we have patience, 
we will be relieved in a considerable degree. This important matter 
is mentioned for the reason that most of us do not realize why our 
taxes are high, but are always prone to complain of our present day 
expenses. We have every reason, therefore, to be proud of the 
record we are making as a town with the money we now have to spend. 

CASH ACCOUNT 

On the following pages will be found the Treasurer's Cash 

Account: 



162 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Dr. GEORGE E. WALKER, Treasurer, 



To balance from last report, cash $ 36,279.96 

Hired on temporary loans 300,000.00 

Sale Highway Construction note 6,000.00 

Sale Lowell Street Construction note .... 4,000.00 

Sale Extension Sewers, Perk Ave., etc notes . . 4,000.00 

Receipts Municipal Light Department .... 77,473.37 

Municipal Light Department Guarantee Deposits . 60.00 

Receipts Water Department 42,833.92 

Poor Department receipts . 1,538.86 

School Department receipts 1,978.99 

Library receipts 210.31 

Teachers' Retirement Fund assessments . . . 1,501.50 

Redemption Tax Title Deeds and interest on . 705.25 

Collector of Taxes, taxes and interest .... 316,749.05 

Selectmen, license receipts 349.00 

Selectmen, receipts from Wakefield estate . . . 341.00 

Selectmen, receipts telephone tolls .... .20 

Selectmen, receipts sale of insurance forms . . 5.35 

Treasury reimbursement, Spring Warrant . . 236.66 

Wakefield Nat'l Bank, int. on Treasurer's balances 719.76 

Sewer Department receipts 851.94 

Sealer Weights & Measures receipts (see footnote) 60.00 

Collector of Taxes, tax certifications .... 14.00 

Town Hall receipts 631.00 

Receipts from Court fines 477.00 

Moth Department receipts 49.50 

Highway Department receipts 527.79 

Fire Department receipts 73.22 

Forest Glade Cemetery receipts 69.25 

Receipts from Trust Funds 1,033.84 

Municipal Light Dept., depreciation account . . 500.00 

Receipts of Inspector of Milk . . . . . . 30.00 

Receipts of Board of Health 1.00 

Middlesex County, dog tax, 1914 884.87 

Middlesex County, for Lowell Street Construction 2,000.00 

Com. of Mass., Temporary aid poor .... 30.06 

" " " , Industrial schools 607.73 

" " " , Lowell Street Construction . . 2,000.00 

" , Corporation Tax, public service 1,960.96 

" " , Corporation Tax, business . . 4,180.09 

" " , National Bank Tax .... 2,722.29 

" , Military Aid 110.00 



Carried forward . . . $813,797.72 



REPORT OF TOWN TREASURER 163 

in account with the Town of Wakefield, Cr. 

By Cash paid, Selectmen's Warrants $734,245.56 

Cash paid, Discount of Temporary Notes . . . 9,021.03 

Cash credit, Tax Collector, for Tax Title Deeds . 2,007.55 

Cash credit, Offset State Credits 15,969.11 

Cash credit, Acct. Court Expenses .... 87.02: 

Total payments . . . . . . . . $761,330.27 

Cash in Treasury ........ 59,770.08 

$821,100.35 



Carried forward . . . $821,100.35 



164 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Dr. 



GEORGE E. WALKER, Treasurer, 



Brought forward . 

Com. of Mass., State Aid 

" " " , Burial Indigent Soldiers & Sailors 
" " " , Street Railway Tax .... 
" " " , Aid mothers with dep. children 
Refund, Water Dept., cash advanced . 

, Poor Dept., Town of Templeton . 

, Library, cash advanced 

, Municipal Light Dept., cash advanced 

, Municipal Light Dept., meter fund . 

, Board of Health, City of Boston . 

, Park Ave. Sewer, H. L. Bond .... 

, Highway Dept., Stoneham Tool&Mch. Co. 

, Water Dept., Lead Lined Iron Pipe Co. 



Total receipts 



$813,797.72 

2,836.00 

50.00 

3,600.18 

509.59 

50.00 

41.67 

15.00 

150.00 

10.00 

30.00 

2.29 

6.90 

1.00 

$821,100.35 



Note: Since books were closed, Sealer of W. & M. has turned in 
$44.83, on Jan. 20, 1916. 



REPORT OF TOWN TREASURER 165 

in account with the Town of Wakefield, Cr. 

Brought forward . . . $821,100.35 



$821,100.35 



166 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

FINAL STATEMENT 

During the year 1916, the following time loans will fall due 
and are to be included in the tax levy for that year by votes which 
the town has already passed: 

From Water Department . . . $12,000.00 
From Light Department . . . 13,500.00 
From Tax Levy 38,900.00 

Total $64,400.00 

There will also be required the following amounts to meet our 
interest payments: 

From Water Department ... $ 8,303.75 
From Light Department . . . 3,816.25 

From Tax Levy 19,800.00 

Total $31,920.00 

The borrowing capacity of the town, on temporary notes in 
anticipation of revenue, was $307,869.35, as determined by the 
State Bureau of Statistics. Of this amount, we were only obliged, 
by our needs, to borrow the sum of $300,000.00; and, of this latter 
amount, $80,000.00 has been paid, leaving $220,000.00 to be paid in 
1916. 

In closing permit me to thank the various departments for 
courtesies extended through the year and to congratulate the town 
on the efficient working of the new Accounting System installed a 
year ago. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE E. WALKER, 

Treasurer. 



RECORD OF BIRTHS 167 



Date Name of Child Parents 

Jan. 4 George Franklin Stone. George W. and Lily P. (Watson) 

4 Still Birth 

4 Charles Sumner Young, 

2nd Charles S. and Alvira B. (Litle) 

6 Jean Bartlett Wheeler . Harry M. and Alice (Walton) 

8 Meuse Haley J. and Mary E. (Doucette) 

8 Gordon Elbert Lane. . .Willard G. and Helen B. (Perry) 

9 Wesley Martin Ball ...Charles C. and Sigrid (Widell) 

9 Hilda Grace Hanson ..Fred H. and Florence E. (Singer) 
12 Edward James White .William H. and Charlotte E. 

(Pothier) 

14 Corado Caruso Francesco and Johanina (Grecco) 

15 Eleanor Lucia Colantro- 

pio Luigi and Vincenza (Costa) 

15 Thelma Elizabeth Han- 

right Frank and Charlotte J. ( Ayscough) 

16 Eleanor Elizabeth Mac- 

Kenzie Jesse W. and Mary E. (Golbraith) 

16 Haselton Carl D. and M. Louise (Jacquaid) 

17 Robert William Hatch .William H. and Ida M. (Nadean) 
19 Mary Beatrice SheridanGeorge F. and Nellie M.(Qualters) 

21 Helen Claire Jeffrey . . .Andrew and Mary (Doucette) 

22 Doreen Alfreda Hill ...Alfred E. and Olive L. (Prince) 

23 Still Birth 

26 Catherine Agnes Stenti- 

ford Benjamin F. and Esther M. 

(Greeley) 

27 Malcolm Tay Evans ...Arthur L. and Marion H. (Tay) 
29 Still Birth 

Feb. 5 Ida May McTague Robert J. and Christina E. 

(Burgess) 
6 Carmella Pascone Eustachio and Theresa (Paglia) 

8 Margarita La Riccia . -Francesco and Marie M. (Romano) 

9 Robert Thomas Lapp, 

Jr. Robert T. and Edna M. (Dodson) 

10 Doris Allen Albert H. and Annie W. (Beant) 

11 Roy Elwood Scott Andrew and Mary W. (Brennan) 

11 Toth Frank J. and Anna (Vallow) 

12 Lauren Agathon Widt- 

feldt Walter and Eva A. (McMaster) 

12 Emanuel D'Ambrosio ..Carmine and Rosina (Tirone) 

13 Girard Long Frank A. and Alice (Collins) 

14 Mary Madaline White .Dennis R. and Mary R. (White) 
14 Belicki Joseph and Katie (Hijk) 



168 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Date Name of Child Parents 

Feb. 16 Emilia Julia Pawtow- 

ski Bernard and Anna (Kwiatek) 

17 George Poland George M. and Daisy (Eaton) 

18 Fred David Belkind ...Benjamin and Ida (Meyers) 
20 Doris Virginia Leach . . George H. and Florence M. 

(Messier) 
23 Louisa Corsaro John and Mary (Giordano) 

23 John Manuel Nardone .Joseph and Josephine (Calanduro) 

24 Priscilla Alden Lamp- 

rey Ernest B.and Anna M.( Severance) 

26 Cathrine Moloy John F. and Susie E. (Conner) 

26 Catherine Frances 

Quinn Patrick and Margaret (McGrath) 

26 John Morton Clough ..Leslie and Beatrice B. (Smith) 
•"-" 27 Mary Hurtin John and Ellen (Savage) 

27 Wallace Kenneth Smith. Frank L. and Elizabeth A. 

(Hubbard) 

27 Margaret Fitz Eustace C. and Charlotte (Rogers) 

28 Mary Ruth Whitten ...Cecil P. and Julia L. (Fay) 
Mar. 2 John Staples Sawin ...William M. and Carrie (Staples) 

3 Mario Ferrara Concetto and Carmella (Filoramo) 

4 Dorothy Beatrice Clark. Howard A. and Minnie B. 

(DeWolfe) 

4 Frank Lanzillo Nunziante and Maria F. (Crenza) 

5 Eaton Harry F. and Gertrude (Ascher) 

6 Thomas Joseph Dignan.John J. and Margaret A. (Kelly) 

7 Antonio Prokurt John and Annie (Bankof) 

7 Erikson Erik and Anna (Mathesen) 

9 John Thomas Dinan . . .William and Lena (Manning) 

9 Russell Young Rober- 

son Russell A. and Helen A. (Young) 

9 Bingham Roy F. and Trenna (MacPherson) 

9 Sylvia Gilcreast Roger S. and Olive M. (Billings) 

10 Beatrice Louise Mor- 

timer Clifford and Lilla E. (Holt) 

11 Walter Huntley Comee, 

Jr Walter H. and Florence M. 

(Karcher) 

11 Alfie Ghibellini Vittorio and Amelia (Bunera) 

12 Edwin Francis Cogan ..Edward F. and Bridget (Regan) 
14 Charles Newell Win- 
ship Edward N. and Elinor (Cartland) 

14 Richard Eugene Hol- 

man Carl E. and Alberta F. (Hatfield) 



RECORD OF BIRTHS 169 

Date Name of Child Parents 

Mar. 16 Michael Anthony 

Cavaliere Michael and Mary V. (Haymond) 

17 Joseph Lerra Marco and Josephine (Paglia) 

17 Mabelle Edith Lopez ..America F. and Hattie E.(Ingalls) 

18 Lyman Abbott Shea ...Alfonso E. and C. M. Gertrude 

(Bryan) 

18 Elin Linnea Chelman . .August H. and Helma A. 

(Johnson) 

19 Gladys Evelyn Gaetz . .George and Lavina (Seelye) 

19 Claire White Frank A. and Josephine (Hughes) 

20 Esther Randi Suendsen . Gustav R. and Lilly E. (Pretwin) 

20 Josephine Starkweather Oscar H. and Margaret L. 

(Mitchell) 

21 Edward Joseph Dinan. David T. and Elizabeth G. 

(Connelly) 

21 James Caesario Ignazio and Rosalie (Veniziana) 

23 Eleanor Foster Albert E. and Eleanor (Huse) 

23 Nathalie Edith Ray- 

mond Richard A. and Janet S. (Mac- 
Donald) 

24 Alghiero Palmerino ...Giovanni and Maria (Benbeo) 

25 Mary Laurie Simpson . .Albert and Mary (Gahan) 

25 Myrtle Mary Barrows .George A. and Mary T. (Walsh) 

26 Ernest Jordan Flanni- 

gan, Jr Ernest J. and Eva G. (Lent) 

27 Adine Isabelle Decatur. Clarence B. and Isabelle A. 

(Forest) 

29 Vienna Di Tonno Giovanni and Carmella (Bonainto) 

30 Alice Valentine Frank F. and Ida J. (Godfrey) 

31 Mary Connelly .Thomas A. and Mary (Kalleher) 

Apr. 1 Charles Thomas Hugo .George V. and Julia T. (Fitz- 

patrick) 
2 Daniel James Sullivan . Dennis and Hannah (Denehy) 
2 Francis Norton Ennis .Harry J. and Undine (Reed) 
4 Frederick Chiviej Stanislaw and Julia (Guska) 

4 Donald Burbank Mann. William A. and Margaret L. 

(Hayward) 

5 Elvino Coviello Giuseppe and Assunta (Palatina) 

5 Rosa McDonald Joseph and Sadie (LeFeve) 

8 Hugh Tallant Coflan ..Harry C. and Helena C. (Godfrey) 

8 Gaetano Del Rossi Antonio and Grazia (Gargano) 

9 Anna Catherine Malon- 

son James A. and Sadie (Jacquith) 

9 Mildred Catherine 

Doucette Harry W. and Lena H. (Creedon) 



170 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Date Name of Child Parents 

Apr. 10 A Evelyn Dorothy John- 
son Olof R. and Gunhild M. (Peterson) 

11 Filomena Nigro Carlo and Salvatrice (Puma) 

12 Luigi Evangelista Henry and Camella (Spagniola) 

13 Raphaele Lazzero Salvatore and Francesca 

(Mancieri) 
13 

14 Concettina Sampieri ...Franzo and Giuseppina (Vasile) 
16 Ida Del Rosse John and Marie (De Carlo) 

16 Still Birth 

16 Camilla Saccone Virginio and Michaelena (Con- 

stantino) 

17 Leverett Burnham 

Mears, Jr Leverett B. and Ethel (Bailey) 

18 Donald Wallace Roscoe C. and Edith (Tarbox) 

18 Katrine Tuttle Howard M. and Jane 0. (Haas) 

19 Maria Messenese Antonio and Grace (Abanese) 

20 Catherine Agnes Mc- 

Nulty William F. and Helen C. (Morgan) 

21 Charles Lally Patrick J. and Anna (Casey) 

22 Antonio Storti Soccorso and Angelina (Malfetano) 

23 Constance Primrose 

Bowering Charles and Ada T. (Hill) 

24 Mary Sardello Salvatore and Giuseppina 

(Narcella) 

25 David Evans Fair- 

banks Almonte H. and Ruth (Evans) 

26 Frederick Joseph 

Monahan Joseph W. and Katherine F. 

(Donnelly) 

27 Curry Frank and Lilly (Aborn) 

28 Dorothy Otis Miller ...Henry F. and Edith W. (Proctor) 

29 Miriam Rose Mc- 

Kenney Wirt S. and Madge L. (Tuell) 

May 4 Sylvia Pearl Smith James H. and Sylvia (Burbine) 
4 Marjorie Louise Bul- 

lard Scott A. and Charlotte G. (Woods) 

4 Gleason Ralph and Christiana (Marple) 

6 Carl Blakely Clarence and Margaret (Griffin) 

7 Elizabeth Claire Grady. John T. and Mary M. (McDougal) 
7 

9 Lucia Del Rossi Giovanni and Maria (Pieri) 

10 Luigi Caracoglia Giovanni and Antonina (Puglisi) 

11 Albina Corinda Giuseppe and Aghettina (Carubba) 



RECORD OF BIRTHS 171 

Date Namo of Child Parents 

May 11 Alfred Avery Thresher . Avery A. and Florence B. (Wilson) 

12 Coradina Alligate Sebastiano and Rosa (Giordino) 

16 George Stuart George and Amy (Simpson) 

16 Joseph Harold Buote . .Joseph and Jennie (Adopted) 

16 Ruth Spero Samuel and Annie (Shavlansky) 

17 Pasqualina Pasquale . .Dominic and Catherine (Carosella) 

18 Michael Zammetti ... .Emanuele and Maria (DeMartino) 
20 Sebastiano Tine Salvatore and Maria (Penna) 

20 Magalena Pierni Alexander and Theodora (Blecruzi) 

22 Mary Rita Schefisch . . .Robert J. and Rose C. (Smith) 

22 Camille Nutile Ernesto and Filomina (Pierrillo) 

23 Clarence Everett 

Robinson Oscar and Lenora G. (Mortimer) 

24 Frank Jarzynka Frank and Filomena (Krzewicka) 

25 Mary Elizabeth Ford . .Edward B. and Mary E. (Bulter) 

26 Marion Frances Welch. James H. and Mary E. (Boudreau) 

27 Charles Leonard Smith. Samuel M. and Addie (Doucette) 

28 Alice Gertrude Flint ...George W. and Alice M. (Smith) 

28 Malonson Anthony and Laura (Doucette) 

28 Andrea Antonio Pietro and Gertrude (Di Tono) 

31 Still Birth 

31 Clarence Harold Simp- 
son Clarence and Flora (Stillman) 

31 Richard Archie Bulter. James and Lena (Gerrior) 

31 Corcoran Edward J. and Annie (Godfrey) 

June 1 Brend Leona Wells .. .Elwin H. and Marion T. (Church) 

1 Valasevicius ...Alexander and Anele (Suipies) 

1 Joseph Louis Comeau ..Louis and Mary A. (Meuse) 

1 Lois Glaister Potter ...Harry B. and Elsie B. (Howitt) 

4 Edith Roche Arthur C. and Helen (Thorndyke) 

4 Concetta Bonnef anti . . Leonardo and Angelina ( Caval- 

leria) 

5 Peter Pius Landry Peter P. and Annie F. (Deveau) 

6 Raymond Loveless 

Hatch Milan L. and Ruby J. (Loveless) 

6 Robert Frank Stanley .Robert and Stella A. (Wenlincki) 

8 Marcus Beebe, Jr Marcus and Gladys W. (Whitten) 

June 9 Paul Ramocki Martin and Stefania (Gorska) 

11 Rosina Guibitoso Ciriaco and Carmella (Lobardo) 

12 Margaret Anges Ellis . .Frederick T. and Anges C. (Kelly) 

13 Ruth Perkins George T. and Jennie (Jacobus) 

15 Catherine Winkler Edward and Cora M. (King) 

15 Angelina Migliora Giuseppe and Antonia (Savarina) 

17 John Joseph O'Keefe . .John F. and Bridget (Meade) 



172 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Date Name of Child Parents 

June 19 Ralph Currier Good- 
win, Jr Ralph C. and Mary E. (Johnson) 

19 Anna Frances Pray ...James E. and Annie M. (Smith) 
19 Lena May Surrette ...Frank and Emma (Muse) 

21 Clifford Thomas Wil- 

liamson John R. and Bertha C. (Anderson) 

22 Froncz Ferdinand and Adeila (Woytas) 

23 Ernest Louis Nigro ...Eugene A. and Mary L. (Tecce) 

23 Joseph William Hig- 

gins Patrick J. and Mary (Stanley) 

24 William Frederick 

Stack, Jr William F. and Margaret 

(Branter) 

28 Irene Elizabeth Daley .P. Joseph and Elizabeth (Curran) 

29 George Alfred O'Keefe. James J. and Theresa M. (Ellis) 

29 Roland Ellsworth 

Christie, Jr Roland E. and Irene R. (Cham- 
pagne) 

30 Frank Kielbasa Joseph and Anna (Pinkos) 

30 Maria Petronella Fedele and Rosa (Del Rosse) 

July 2 Graziella Orsini Fidele and Carolina (Lucianna) 

2 Antonietta Barbero ....Paulo and Mary P. (Cesta) 
7 Marjorie Alice Welch . .Walter P. and Grace L. (Pinne) 
9 Grace Evelyn Mac- 
Donald John A. H. and Annie I. (Scott) 

9 Mary Bertha Hurlbert.Melburn J. and Mary (Amiro) 

11 Paul Golden John L. and Catherine G. 

(Murphy) 

11 Milly Miezwa Peter and Paula (Yury) 

11 Riberto Petruccio Gioacchino and Assunta (Longa) 

11 May Alice Allen William H. and Annie W.( Savage) 

12 Orlando Cerretani ....Amilcare and Uliana (De Rocco) 

13 Parna Louise Weinz . . .William E. and Carrie B. (Fuller) 

13 Winnifred Eleanor 

Lydon Joseph P. and Winnifred F. 

(Dugan) 

14 Maria Carmine Luc- 

iano Luigi and Mary (Guttudauro) 

14 Oliver Wendell Holmes . Oliver W. and Martha (McClary) 

15 Thomas William Glea- 

son Timothy and Mary (Ingerton) 

16 Gladys Parker Arthur G. and Jennie (Bolton) 

17 George Edward Maher.John T. and Mildred (Robbins) 
17 Katherine Luella 

Donaldson Francis Joseph and Alice (Walsh) 



RECORD OF BIRTHS 173 



Date Name of Child Parents 

July 18 Angelo Roberto Salvatore and Felicita C. (Cozzo) 

19 Mary Montague Francis J. and Louise M. (Sea- 

bury) 

20 Blanche Ella McCril- Harold A. and Lillian H. (Bacon) 

lis 

24 Lois Joseph Letendre . .Edward and Gertrude R. (Willette) 

25 Still Birth 

26 Edna Roach George A. and Sadie M. (Brooks) 

27 Edward Lilley Dennis T. and Catherine V. 

(Hickey) 

28 Jennie Louise McCully. Charles and Annie E. (Smith) 

29 Annie Rita Joyce Martin and Mary E. (Duhig) 

30 Ruth Atwood Gammons . Abner E. and Rose A. (Doucette) 

30 George Sweeney George T. and Annie E. (White) 

31 John Callahan John R. and Annie L. (Sliney) 

31 Dominic Panello Michele and Rosa (Sangillo) 

31 Elena Mary D'Assenza.Carmelo and Mary (Guarnaccia) 

Aug. 1 David Elliott Mildram .Guy F. and Cora E. (Hopkins) 

2 Joseph Leonard Keady. Michael F. and Alice S. (Marshall) 

2 Ciriaco Caponi Pasquale and Emilia (Bivelaqua) 

2 Frank Puglisi Salvatore and Maria (Marino) 

3 Stefania Kulak Walety and Anna (Micus) 

7 Charles Harold Buxton . Charles H. and Catherine A. 

(Keady) 
7 James Frederick Ry- 

land Herbert J. and Frances V. 

(Doucette) 
9 Paul Benjamin Guar- 
naccia Guiseppe and Pietra (Caruso) 

9 Alice Gertrude Dalzell .Thomas J. and Edna Go (Wiley) 
10 Edward Victor Hickey. Edward V. and Mary (Rock) 

12 Elizabeth Humphrey . .John J. and Ellen F. (Fay) 

13 Minnie Martino Antonio and Delina (Creta) 

13 Albert Oswald Mc- f 

Lellan Oswald S. and Elizabeth (Deans) 

13 

15 Clifford Francis Muse .Reuben and Delsie (Dulong) 

16 Ina May Russell Clifford S. and Maybelle (Green) 

17 William Francis 

Richardson George W. and Elizabeth G. 

(McTague) 
17 Margaret Mary Scott ..James J. and Mary E. (McCoy) 

22 David Dellinger Raymond P. and Marie E. (Fiske) 

22 Henry Stephen Dou- 
cette George H. and Theresa A. (Muse) 



174 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Date Name of Child Parents 

Aug. 22 John James Regan Daniel H. and Margaret T. 

(Darmody) 
23 Margaret Elizabeth 

Shanahan John and Nora (Driscoll) 

23 Leonard Mitchell 

Schilder, Jr Leonard M. and Helen M. (Reeves) 

24 Michelin Campbell 

Griffin Winthrop A. and Maude (Camp- 
bell) 
24 Everett Arthur LeDuc . Charles F. and Emma E. (Ahlert) 
24 Doris Elizabeth 

Spraclin . . George F. and Edith (Bradbury) 

24 Mary Alden Cole Alden B. and Sarah E. (Medbury) 

25 Willard Barber 

Atwell, Jr Willard B. and Harriet (Bethel) 

25 Sarah Farrington Michael and Sarah (Finn) 

27 William Bromley Hurd. William B. and Elizabeth E. 

(Rogers) 

28 Irma Pietra Elvira 

Guarnaccia Sebastian and Elena (Peruzzi) 

28 Charles Herbert Smith . Charles A. and Rachel E. (San- 
born) 
30 Gladys Adele Smith ...Arthur J. and Charlotte (Muse) 

30 Vincenzo Belfiore Vincenzo and Grazia (Lawcona) 

31 Irma Catherine Gam- 

mons Lester J. and Mary C. (McGrath) 

Sept. 3 Elsie Marian Phinney .Brenton M. and Hattie (Johnson) 

3 William Fuller Taylor .Warner V. and Grace M. (Fuller) 

4 Henrietta Bartnick ....Frank and Lottie (Gorska) 

4 Pietre Antonia Croce . .Vincenzo and Chiara (DiFilepe) 

5 Chressczio Coviello .... DiFrancenzo A. and Louigia 

(Cavegnano) 

5 Jennie Bonito Carminio and Rosina (Raffaelo) 

6 John Francis Casey ...Frank P. and Helen (Wrenn) 

7 June Winifred 

Brackett Edgar D. and Eva M. (Drury) 

8 Nancy Martello Nicholas and Amelia (Repucci) 

9 Helen Frances Ayer ...Telfer H. and Laura H. 

(Blanchard) 
9 Ruth Thelma Gilman . .Charles H. and Edith M. (Holmes) 

11 Still Birth 

12 Grazia Vella Luigi and Lucia (Minardi) 

12 Guido Carbone Vito and Angelina (De Feo) 

12 Marion Frances Hub- 
bard Archibald and Ada (Landry) 



RECORD OF BIRTHS 175 

Date Name of Child Parents 

Sept. 15 Arthur Warren Eld- 
ridge, Jr Arthur W. and Gertrude I. 

17 James Harold (McPherson) 

Fredette Joseph J. and Frances (Doucette) 

17 Mary Ellen Mahoney ..James and Mary (Kennedy) 

17 

17 Alberta Eleanor 

Williams Samuel W. and Irene (Lovejoy) 

17 Henry Roger Lovering. Henry D. and Gertrude E.(Towne) 

18 Lester Woodworth 

Finney Charles L. and Helen W. (Cann) 

20 Rose Florence Volpe ...Serafmo and Anna (Lepore) 

21 Edna Frances Muse ...Richard S. and Helen C. (Smith) 

21 David Stiles Eaton Edward E. and Ellen (Nelson) 

22 Dorothy Eleanor 

Carlson C. Emile and Ellen (Freeman) 

23 Adolph Decyan Joseph and Stella (Marderwich) 

24 James Albert Muse . . . .James and Gertrude A. 

(McGonigle) 

24 John Kuklinsky Victor and Maria (Melanowski) 

25 Stewart Victor H. and Jessie (Evans) 

26 Lilliam Alice Soule . . . .Herbert G. and Maria A. 

(Pendleton) 

27 Maria Camerade Salvatore and Grazietta 

(Conf alone) 

Oct. 1 Eugenia Kulacz Fred and Mary (Wajtowicz) 

1 Marion Frances 

Deveau John and Margaret (Doucette) 

3 George Francis Foley .William F. and Anna J. (Foley) 

4 Doris Ayscough Arthur H. and Elizabeth M. 

(Walsh) 
6 Richard Morris Steer ..Ralph E. and Lucy (Morris) 

6 Emily Jordan Loring P. and Sara C. (Barber) 

7 Amilio Del Rosse Fabio and Lucia (Diodati) 

7 Jacantino Pazzano ....Lorenzo and Vincenza (Vasella) 
10 Eleanor Alberta 

Tenney Charles F. and Myrtle E. (Farron) 

10 Otis Leroy Christie ....A. Leroy and Lola B. (Nesbitt) 

11 John Daniel McDougall . Duncan A. and Margaret 

(McMaster) 
12 

12 Chester Irving Hopkins . Chester I. and Blanche (Morton) 

13 Kenneth Edward Trask. Horace E. and Bernice M. 

(Sederquest) 



176 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Date Name of Child Parents 

Oct. 13 Alice De Vito Fortunato and Marie (Spinelli) 

13 Henry Volpe Vito and Filomena (Benedette) 

15 Beatrice Catherine 

Steele John A. and Beatrice (Arsenault) 

17 Doris Isabella Dewers .Louis E. and Marie (Badger) 

20 Everett Edward Smith . Edward E. and Gladys (Vincent) 

21 Miecrestav/ Swenej ....Frank and Nellie (Sick) 

21 Guiseppina Di Amico . . Sebastiano and Coradina 

(Marotti) 

22 Mina Gertrude Sul- 

livan Arthur J. and Daisy E. (Brooks) 

22 Jean Gould Bowser Eden K. and Lulu B. (Gould) 

22 Alice Magrath James and Nora (Bouchier) 

26 Marietta Agnes Hub- 
bard Enos P. and Mary P. (Landry) 

26 Still Birth 

26 James Francis Mc- 
Laughlin James F. and Mary F. (Sullivan) 

28 Mary Tropeano Sam and Loure (Evangelista) 

30 Catherine Frances 

McManius George W. and Catherine F. 

(Foley) 

31 Antoniette La Bue ....Gaetano and Grace (Fazio) 
Nov. 1 Antonio Leone Mike and Rita (Colannino) 

3 Elizabeth Pinlow 

Whyte Findlay John and Rose L. (Fox) 

3 Rosina Pizzano Achille and Angelina (Annechi- 

arico) 

4 Still Birth 

5 Helen Theresa Foley ...Thomas J. and Mary T. (Dalton) 

6 Ruth Josephine 

Christophoro Pasquale and Josephine (Moccia) 

7 Virginia Agnes Bauer .George M. and Agnes T. (Cash- 

man) 

7 Paul Herbert Le Blanc. George H. and Sylvia (Doucette) 

8 John Mortimer Sul- 

livan Daniel J. and Catherine (Longo) 

9 Walter Freeman 

Carley, Jr Walter F. and Ethel (Gibbs) 

14 Samuel Di Donato Pasquale and Annunziatta 

(Bern ado) 

15 Thomas Maloney Patrick J. and Mary (Kallaher) 

17 Michele Iacono Giuseppe and Giuseppa (Ciccia- 

rella) 

18 Helen Di Donato Camillo and Matalena (Martino) 



RECORD OF BIRTHS 177 

Date Name of Child Parents 

Nov. 20 Marion Effie Gebhard . . John H. and Effie (Dyer) 

20 Paulina De Maurio ....Camello and Marietta (Curcu- 

rullo) 

22 Rachel Loraine Grant .Sydney H. and Ida M. (MacLean) 

22 Salvatore Di Amico ...Antonio and Antonina (Runzo) 

25 Pauline Blanchard ....Ivan and Mary G. (Johnson) 

25 Holland William F. and Clara (Sahm) 

27 Corado Giuseppe 

Puglisi Giuseppe and Coradina (Filor- 

amo) 

28 Lee Sumner Morrill ...Clyde G. and Sophia M. (Lewis) 

28 Jean Macdonald J. Kenneth and Maud (Hovey) 

28 Nicola Lucciano Camillo and Rosini (Orsini) 

Dec. 1 Phyllis Elizabeth 

Robinson Frank H. and Grace M. (Porter) 

4 Annette Field William H. Jr. and Dorothy 

(Moore) 

5 Still Birth 

5 Salvatore Cavaliere ...Antonio and Salvatrice (Legato) 
5 Muse Thomas W. and Jessie A. (Camp- 
bell) 
9 Mildred May Morrison . Woodbury W. and Alice C. 

(Herrick) 
9 Benjamin Louis Finney. Benjamin H. and Carrie J. 

(Gallant) 
10 
12 Margaret Rand Robert and Eleanor F. (Perry) 

12 Kenneth Howard Shea. Daniel W. and Marion G. (Tyzzer) 

13 Still Birth 

14 Evalena Gargano Sabbatina and Angelina 

(Gramarco) 

17 Erik Emil Hanson H. G. Arvid and Johanna S. 

(Erickson) 
19 Salvatore Giaquinta ...Antonio and Rosina (Sava) 
22 Mildred Eleanor 

Sparks John A. and Bertha (Hobbs) 

22 Liborio Le Bole, Jr Liborio and Maria (Gutai) 

24 Henry Allen Aberle ...George E. and Isabelle (Robinson) 

25 Frances Anna Brindle .Paul E. and Alice F. (Jeffries) 

25 Harold Curtis Harold W. and Madeline (Singer) 

27 Burrage George and Annie A. (Doucette) 

31 Eldredge C. Raymond and Alathea E. 

(Packer) 



178 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

RECORD OF MARRIAGES 

Date Place of Marriage Name Residence 

Jan. 1 Wakefield William Stank Wakefield 

Pitronlia Ambraicute . . Wakefield 

3 Maiden Camillo Luciani Wakefield 

Rosina Orsini Wakefield 

9 Lawrence Salvatore Cicciarella . . Wakefield 

Grazia Scuderi Wakefield 

11 Wakefield Walter Freeman Carley .Wakefield 

Ethel Gibbs Wakefield 

14 Wakefield Charles Currie Wicker . . S. Pines, 

[N. C. 
Barbara Miller Wakefield 

16 Nashua, N. H Joseph Wolosomwich .. Wakefield 

Sofia Desion Wakefield 

17 Wakefield George Henry Doucette .Wakefield 

Theresa Anna Muse . . . Wakefield 

21 Reading Louis Alphonse Demers .Wakefield 

Marie Isabella Morren . . Reading 

31 Stoneham Peter Costmas Roach . . Stoneham 

Jennie Louise Cowing ..Wakefield 

Feb. 6 Saugus Lawrence Edwards Eaton .Wake. 

Ella Hone Saugus 

13 Watertown Edwin Julius Stark .... Wakefield 

Susie Kate Nutting . . Watertown 

15 Wakefield Wesley G. Clark Salem 

Lucy M. Clay Salem 

20 Wakefield Lawrence Brackett Hoyt .Melrose 

Lydia Mercie Ruggles . . Wakefield 

22 Wakefield Willard Perry Farwell .Wakefield 

Ethel Redfearn Wakefield 

Mar. 7 Boston Giovanni Roberto Wakefield 

Maria Santoro Wakefield 

10 Wakefield Chester Thomas Robinson, Danvers 

Helen Cummings North .Wakefield 

14 Boston Arturo di Giacomantonio . . Wake. 

Maria Del Rossi Wakefield 

28 East Boston Luigi Tesse Wakefield 

Conziglia Gravalese Boston 

Apr. 6 Wakefield Frederick A. Edwards . . . Maiden 

Rosa Veinot Wakefield 



RECORD OF MARRIAGES 179 

Date Place of Marriage Name Residence 

Apr. 10 Melrose Josiah Sidney Mildram .Wakefield 

Mary Lyon Oakes Melrose 

11 Wakefield Percy D. Hawkes Saugus 

Ella M. Johnson Saugus 

11 Boston Soccorso Gregorio .... Wakefield 

Milietta Ciullo Wakefield 

11 Boston Gaspare D'Agata Wakefield 

Cosima Cacicia Boston 

12 Wakefield William Lang Fall River 

Gertrude Redfearn .... Wakefield 

14 Wakefield Daniel Joseph Sullivan . Wakefield 

Catherine Long Wakefield 

17 Hyde Park Clarence Warren Farwell . .Wake. 

Caroline Elizabeth Shute .H. Park 

17 Wakefield Raymond Brewer Parker, Win throp 

Helen Frances Stark . . Wakefield 

18 East Boston Antonio Tavano Wakefield 

Maria Guiseppa Argenzio . Boston 
28 Wakefield William Turner Mc Alpine .Wake- 
Mary Williams Coates .Wakefield 

May 2 Boston Angelo Mikele Gregorio . Wakefield 

Mary Di Gennaro Wakefield 

22 Wakefield Myrle Murray Lord . . Dorchester 

Helen Gardner Stowell .Wakefield 

22 Wakefield George S. Hunter Medford 

Myrtie F. Thresher . . . Wakefield 

23 Wakefield Jethro Howes Swett . . Kittery, Me. 

Mary A. (Burditt) Mears ..Wake. 

30 Wakefield John Enos Doucette Woburn 

Mary Annie Dulong . . Wakefield 

31 Wakefield Harold George Watkins . Fitchburg 

Grace Mildred Malley . . Fitchburg 

June 1 Wakefield Samuel Allen Archibald . . Maiden 

Olla Florence Dow .... Wakefield 

5 Wakefield Ralph Woodbury Day . . Arlington 

Alice Louise Wiley .... Wakefield 

5 Boston Harmon Augustus Hallett .Wake. 

Ethel May Williams Boston 

6 Stoneham Henry Burwen Wakefield 

Minnie Camp Stoneham 



180 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Date Place of Marriage Name Residence 

June 6 Boston Caloyero Puleo Wakefield 

Binnardina Vazzelo . . . Wakefield 

8 Winchester Daniel Donald Landers . Wakefield 

Minnie J. (Hawkes) Benjamin 

[Winchester 

9 Cambridge William Andrew Hickey . . Wake. 

Marguerite Lyman .... Somerville 

10 Brockton William Robert Lindsay . Wakefield 

Esther Charlotte Theline .Brockt'n 

11 Wakefield Guiseppe Chiaramido . . .Wakefield 

Santa Ligada Wakefield 

13 Maiden Fred Branch Brown . .New York, 

[N. Y. 
Carrie Emeline Cowen . .Wakefield 

13 Watertown Edward Everett Smith .Wakefield 

Gladys Ellen Vincent . . .Waverly 

14 Melrose Henry Grubb Wakefield 

Mary Veronica Fahey . . . Melrose 

14 Wakefield Frank Arthur Heath . . Wakefield 

Lilla Elizabeth Parsons .Wakefield 

16 Wakefield Patrick Joseph Boland . Wakefield 

Ellen A. Sharkey Wakefield 

16 Wakefield Thomas Anthony Demar . . Maiden 

Margaret Elizabeth Brown .Wake. 

16 Maiden Frank Warren Fisher .... Boston 

Ada Williams Lake .... Wakefield 

16 Woburn Maynard Crocker Marshall . Wake. 

Nora Elizabeth Corbett . . Woburn 

17 Wakefield Arthur Warren Harnden . .Wake. 

Nellie Blanche Tidd . . Georgetown 

18 Wakefield Ralph Leonard Bangs . . Wakefield 

Frances Edna Forsythe .Wakefield 

19 Lanesville Garnet Wolseley Doughty .Wake. 

Lillian Maude Steer . . . Gloucester 

24 Woburn Charles Ross Crosby . . . Wakefield 

* Laura Bessie Vickery .... Woburn 

28 Reading Ernest Benjamin Wyatt . Wakefield 

Ethel May Hinchcliffe . . Reading 

29 Los Angeles Paul Charles Funk . .Los Angles, 

[Cal. 
Lizzie Maria Young .... Wakefield 



RECORD OF MARRIAGES 181 

Date Place of Marriage Name Residence 

June 30 Melrose Charles Edward Burke .Wakefield 

Laura Isabelle Doherty . . Melrose 

30 Wakefield John Thomas Stringer . Wakefield 

Ellen Agnes Phelan . . . Wakefield 

30 Nashua, N. H Thomas E. Grist Boston 

Rosina P. Campbell .... Wakefield 

30 Wakefield Albert Sewell Woodward . . Pena- 

[cook, N. H. 

Alice Lee Morrill Wakefield 

30 Wakefield Irving Albertus Wells . . Wakefield 

Mary Joseph Wakefield 

July 4 Wakefield George Edward Hubbard ..Wake. 

Alma Leoniose Deveau . .Wakefield 

6 Woburn Edwin King Crocker . . Wakefield 

Esther Elfreeda Froburg .Woburn 

10 Wakefield John Charles Chesley . .Wakefield 

Alice Smith Reading 

14 Wakefield Albert Henrique McDaniel, Melrose 

Fannie Helen Holoway .Wakefield 

16 Wakefield Edwin Melvin Hall Wakefield 

Carrie Louise Ball Wakefield 

21 Wakefield Alton Fred Bennett . . . Wakefield 

Emma Asbury Edgett .Wakefield 

25 Salem Constante Remaszewski . Wakefield 

Josephine Szimczoch . . Gloucester 

30 Lynn Leon Arthur Bassett . . .Wakefield 

Elsie May Douglass Lynn 

Aug. 1 Wakefield Jacob Maxwell Jacobson . .Maiden 

Rose Burwen Wakefield 

10 Wakefield Frederick L. Fall Beverly 

Alice E. (Apple) Fowler ..Boston 

12 Everett James Foster White . . . Wakefield 

Rena M. Willis Everett 

15 Boston Nicholas Perillo Wakefield 

Maria Rosario Santoro .Wakefield 

17 Lowell Branislaws D. Gierasimowicz 

[Wakefield 
Janina Mierczuk Peabody 

24 Wakefield William Herbert Swasey . Reading 

Geneva Wilkinson Reading 



182 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Date Place of Marriage Name "Residence 

Aug. 28 Medford Henry John Batchelder .Wakefield 

Gertrude Ella Lamprey . . Medford 

28 Wakefield Leslie Elmer Abbott . . . Brimfield 

Margaret Grayson Bartley .Wake. 

Sept. 1 Wakefield John Linder Wakefield 

Ada Eliza (Allen) Spencer .Wake. 

2 Boston Marco Lerra Wakefield 

Francesca Costa Wakefield 

5 Wakefield John Camille Boudreau .E. Boston 

Evelina Adelle Melanson . . Wake. 

5 Wakefield Michael Joseph Kilbride . .Maiden 

Nellie Regan Wakefield 

7 Wakefield John Joseph Hurley . . . Wakefield 

Lillian Florence White . . Orford, 

[N. H. 

11 Wakefield Louis Courembis Wakefield 

Athena Vroustoury . . . Wakefield 

12 Boston Giovanni Gregorio .... Wakefield 

Mariantonio Di Giovanni . . . Wake. 

12 Boston Antonio C.alvo Wakefield 

Sebastina Tine Wakefield 

13 Wakefield Earl Gilman Williams . . Wakefield 

Elizabeth Frances O'Hare .Wake. 

16 Wakefield William Francis Mallard. S. Boston 

Mary Alice Rafter .... Wakefield 

20 Florence Joseph Madison Usher .Wakefield 

Odna Mae Polmatier ....Florence 

30 Wakefield Frank Chester Fisher . . Stoneham 

Mildred Mansfield Lord .Wakefield 

Oct. 1 Melrose Edgar Par Paulson . . . Wakefield 

Ines Mathilda Manson . . . Melrose 

2 Reading Roy Edward Wyatt Wakefield 

Elsie May Crowther . . Somerville 

2 Boston Amos Everett Cowan . . Wakefield 

Mary Claire McCarthy . . . Boston 

2 Wakefield Harold Carmi Robinson . .Reading 

Alta Mildred Abbott . . Wakefield 

2 Wakefield Eugene Walter Fish . . Somerville 

Blanche lone Cooper . . Wakefield 

4 Wakefield Michael Joseph Breen . . . Maiden 

Helen Theresa Foley . . Wakefield 



RECORD OF MARRIAGES 183 

Date Place of Marriage Name Residence 

Oct. 5 Wakefield .Moses Mayo Hanscom . . Wakefield 

Edith Belle Dunsmoor . . Pittsfield 

9 Wakefield Newton Ward Colby . . . Wakefield 

Florence Elizabeth Miller ..Wake. 

10 Wakefield Edgar Cecil Russell Wakefield 

Mary Rosalie Wenzel . . . Wakefield 

10 Woburn Howard Wellington Giles . , Wake. 

Mary Josephine O'Hara . .Woburn 

13 Wakefield Walter Alexander Hendrickson 

[Wakefield 
Annie Ruth Abbott . . . Wakefield 

16 Wakefield Charles Edgar Bowes . Providence, 

[R. I. 
Florence Gardner Y/akefield 

18 Wakefield Francis Joseph Grice . .Wakefield 

Elfrida Bertha Ellefsen . . Somer- 

[ville 

23 Wakefield .Edgar Oliver RamsdelJ. .Wakefield 

Anna Young Hobbs Melrose 

25 Wakefield William Edward Laffee . .Enfield, 

[N. H. 
Kathaleen Ellen McLaughlin 

[Wakefield 

30 South Boston Adam Krawiec Wakefield 

Rozalja Nascuik ...... Wakefield 

Nov. 3 Wakefield Lester Muse Wakefield 

Mary Lora (Bennett) LaFave 

[Wakefield 

6 Wakefield . .William E. Jenkins . .Mercer, Pa. 

Oolooloo Headley Reading 

7 Roxbury . John William Glynn . . Wakefield 

Bridget Agnes Boylan . . . Roxbury 

7 Cambridge Wladyslaw Rzepiela . . . Wakefield 

Anna Nicalek Wakefield 

8 Wakefield Harry Eugene Foster . . Wakefield 

Ruperta Adelaide Feindel . . Wake. 

14 Wakefield Joseph William Conway . Wakefield 

Mary Frances Buckley .Wakefield 

17 Wakefield James W. Pitman . . South Boston 

Agnes C. Berry Boston 



184 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Date Place of Marriage Name Residence 

Nov. 24 Wakefield Gideon Sunman Wakefield 

Anna Victoria MacPherson .Wake. 

25 Boston Patrick Joseph Boyle . . Wakefield 

Elizabeth Celia Maguire . . . Dor- 

[chester 

25 Wakefield Germain L. Le Blanc .... Boston 

Rose Lena Clements . . . Wakefield 

25 Cambridge Antonio Booknis Wakefield 

Annie Skarbalute .... Wakefield 

27 Stoneham Earl Herbert Gross . . .. Stoneham 

Lucy May Smith Wakefield 

28 Wakefield William James Halloran . . . .Lynn 

Mary Veronica Phelan .Wakefield 

Dec. 2 Stoneham William Johnson .... Watertown 

Augusta Frances Milliken . .Wake. 

5 Boston Salvatore Calantropio . . Wakefield 

Paulina Le Rose Wakefield 

5 Boston Carlo De Cotiis Topsfield 

Maria Roberto Wakefield 

11 Wakefield Hartwell Cody Nesbitt .Wakefield 

Gertrude Adelaide Hunt, Wakefield 

15 Wakefield Raymond George Doucette .Wake. 

Mabelle Elizabeth Parker .Reading 

19 Wakefield Guiseppe Rizza Wakefield 

Carmela Beninato .... Wakefield 

22 Somerville Arthur Dougal Parsons . Wakefield 

Lillian Beatrice Crowley . . Somer- 

[ville 

25 Medford Thomas Leon Harris . . .Wakefield 

Lucretia Agnes Froten . . Reading 

28 Wakefield Henry Knight Reid Wakefield 

Mildred Myra Boudreau . . . Wake. 

30 Wakefield William Garland Seavey, Jr. 

[Dorchester 
Olive Perkins Roberts . .Wakefield 



RECORD OF DEATHS 185 

RECORD OF DEATHS 

Date of Age 

Death Name Yrs Mos Dys 

Jan. 1 Justin Howard 70 4 18 

5 

6 Alfred Simon Amiro 21 

6 Giacantino Pizzano . 1 13 

6 John Wooldridge . 60 10 15 

7 Margaret A. Goodwin 11 21 

9 Mattia Lazzaro 8 

9 George Worth Linnell 65 2 24 

10 William H. Batchelder 83 1 

11 Catherine (Payson) Goodwin 74 3 6 

12 Samuel S. Lord 20 2 12 

12 Wallace Kendall 57 8 26 

13 George Franklin 84 1 10 

14 E. Maria (Gould) Walker 83 3 1 

17 Richard Solomon Stout 64 3 14 

18 Maria T. (Fuller) Stanley 64 10 9 

19 Ruth E. (Pendergrace) Ford 75 6 3 

20 Sarah J. (Bryant) Pillsbury 73 8 

21 Carl Edward Heselton 5 

22 

23 Martin McManamin 38 9 28 

25 Edith L. Stanley 4 9 9 

29 Josephina Iacono 4 9 

29 

Feb. 5 Agnes E. (Nelson) Jones ...71 5 29 

7 George Hiram Sweetser 84 4 23 

10 : 

16 Joseph Palmer Watts 32 1 5 

17 Greenleaf Austin Goodale .75 7 13 

17 Hannah (Willson) Bingham 52 10 6 

18 Temple Franklin Craige 56 5 2 

22 Patrick H. Walsh 49 

23 Salvatore Cavalieri 7 18 

23 Charles McCarthy 46 

23 Francesco La Riccia 3 28 

26 Evelyn Gennette Blodgett 11 23 

27 James Lawrence Muse 1 2 5 

Mar. 3 John J. Sullivan 33 3 q 

3 Helen B. (Perry) Lane 33 8 12 

8 Bessie Winn Peabody 45 1 21 

9 Ellen M. (Conners) Perry 49 2 6 

11 Mary F. Burbine 9 9 n 



186 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Date of Age 

Death Name Yrs Mos Dys 

Mar. 14 Mary (Collins) Walsh 48 1 4 

17 Russell Young Roberson 9 

18 Elizabeth C. (Robinson) White 76 6 1 

19 Sarah E. (Sweetser) Sullivan 87 7 7 

19 Concetta (Sampieri) Ferrara 35 

19 

19 Josephine (Paglia) Lerra 24 

21 Antonio Di Donato 3 4 18 

22 Catherine T. (Gibbons) Dugan 56 3 

23 Corrado Caruso 2 8 

23 Frank A. Alden 38 

24 Richard Eugene Holman 10 

25 William H. O'Neil 70 

Apr. 2 Alphonso Waterman Ventress ..67 8 2 

7 Abraham Slotnick 8 6 

7 Joseph Darling Alden 61 2 5 

11 Lena E. (Burnham) Kendall 52 7 4 

13 Ceorge F. Robie 72 24 

13 Etta F. (Young) Pratt 65 8 3 

14 Oscar J. Doucette 1 1 13 

16 Antonette Lazro 6 

16 

19 Francis M. Ellis 73 10 8 

19 Frank O'Neil 53 

20 Margaret (Walsh) McCarthy 82 

21 Francesco Di Santis 6 

21 Clifford Bushee 29 

21 Steven F. Toth 1 3 

22 William H. Sullivan 50 

23 Ellen (Duhig) Geary . .69 

24 Gialsomini Benedetti 5 25 

25 Grazietta Del Rosso 17 

27 Phoebe A. (Meirs) Holt 63 8 19 

27 Henry Tweed McNeill 65 11 1 

28 Frank Doucette 15 

29 Orlando Nelson Gammons 76 9 2 

30 Lena Catherine Maloney 18 11 3 

May 1 Mary Toth 2 21 

2 James Hennessey 68 4 7 

3 Bertha (Shtrumpfman) Krauze 32 

3 Morris Shtrumpfman 23 

5 Gertrude E. Logan 1 4 12 

5 Thomas J. Walsh 55 

5 Albert G. Chappell 39 



RECORD OF DEATHS 



187 



Date of Age 

Death Name Yrs Mos Dys 

May 11 Biago Falzone 23 

13 Grace Cobb 1 1 3 

14 Charles Eleas Wheelock 74 5 6 

14 George Estes Howard 70 8 5 

20 Eliza L. (Hasty) McKenney 65 2 10 

21 Winnifred Stella Gray 20 7 27 

23 Georgia C. (Small) Thompson ......50 1 24 

24 Charles Edward Bullard 68 4 25 

25 Arthur Condon 4 

27 Margaret M. Gaffy 41 11 8 

27 Guiseppe R. Chepapini 1 

29 Andrew Pietro 1 

30 Ina (Marble) Prescott 30 

31 

June 1 George F. Stewart 48 

2 Warren B. Johnson 67 5 2 

6 Mary Dorothy Corcoran '. . 7 

10 Jonathan Burton Heningar 74 26 

11 Frances Undine (Reid) Ennis 27 11 27 

12 Daniel F. Donahue 48 11 15 

14 Ethel M. McCauley 1 5 

15 Seth Crosby 74 5 14 

18 James R. Montague .23 6 23 

21 John Campbell 85 5 

22 

27 Mary Delia Doucette .0 9 11 

30 Eugene Gushing Bryant 68 3 29 

30 William Milton Christie 63 11 4 

July 2 Hoyt B. Parker 76 6 3 

12 Myrtle Orton 19 7 26 

12 Benjamin Tatelabum 18 9 27 

23 Minrva (Richardson) Bryant 84 10 18 

24 Mary B. Hurlburt 14 

25 ■ 

25 Arthur Russell . 19 5 15 

28 William Beattie 79 11 

Aug. 3 John G. Dykeman 26 10 21 

11 Laura Elizabeth Mosher 4 3 10 

12 Christina Munroe 66 

13 Clara Josephine Hollander 10 22 

18 Sylvia Gilcreast 5 9 

18 Harry Erickson 5 11 

22 Anna Pauline Erickson 28 8 

24 William Edmund Tait 74 7 5 



188 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Date of Age 

Death Name Yrs Mos Dys 

Sept. 1 William Frederick Stack, Jr 

2 Nellie M. (Brown) Appleton 79 

2 Juletta (Sylvester) Clapp 70 

4 Lawrence J. Curley 3 

6 Mary M. White 

11 

15 Patrick Hennessey 57 

16 Dondo Algheri Palmerino 

17 Francis H. Dewey 33 

19 Daniel Webster Hunt 62 

24 Henrietta (Patience) Elliot 37 

Oct. 1 George Poland 

2 Lauren A. Widtfeldt 

3 Mary A. (Shaw) Emerson 92 

3 Jacob Barnard Wiley 72 

9 Frances (Towne) Briggs 81 

9 Thomas Dillon 76 

11 Robert Irvine 65 

11 Josephine Brown 72 

11 Marain Messinesse 

13 Ann Lorrette Malonson 

14 Agnes Isabelle (Adams) Allen 57 

15 Robert Harvey Gove 67 

18 James Colman Wheelock Walton 96 

20 Ida Louise (Townley) Cobb 60 

23 Patrick Francis Doyle 49 

24 Mary E. (Sederquest) Chaderton 57 

24 Charles Bryant Stevens 64 

26 

27 Peter P. Landry 

29 Sarah Ann (Cheney) Cutler 75 

Nov. 4 

5 Sabina E. Wanelik 1 

5 Mary C. (Flannery) Ronan 68 

8 Carrie Viola (Haskins) Wright 41 

11 Albert La Fave 2 

11 Elizabeth (Gillespie) Wellington 71 

18 Mary Frances Deveau 

19 Walter Moore 67 

20 Mary (Clark) Goodwin 41 

20 Samuel N. Greene 62 

21 Hulda K. (Besse) Hilton 72 

26 John W. Muse 19 

26 



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RECORD OF DEATHS 189 

Date of Age 

Death Name Yrs Mos Dys 

Nov. 27 Norman J. McKinnon 72 

28 Samuel Parker 90 

29 Mary A. (Reynolds) McKeon 63 

29 Arthur M. Brown 49 

30 Susan Ellen (Perley) Learoyd 78 

30 John Murdough 76 

Dec. 1 Margaret A. C. (Barrett) Bulter 45 

4 Edwin Sylvester Carter 90 

5 

5 Daniel A. Downing 68 

8 James Fred Parker 55 

9 Maria Louise (Grey) Eaton 81 

12 Frances Ada Warren 65 

13 

15 Margaret Hawthorne 26 

17 Honora (O'Brien) Mahoney 75 

18 Hittle Agusta (Sanders) Gray 51 

18 Catherine (Doyle) Creedon 45 

19 Ernestine (Stehfest) Laetzsch 68 

20 Caroline Brown (Waitt) Atwood 85 

24 Janet (Henderson) Logan 74 

25 Herman Frank Laetzsch 70 

27 Albert O. McLellan 

28 Catherine Higgins (Stewart) Johnston ...75 

29 Harold W. Curtis 

31 Charles Sumner Young 52 

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190 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



DOG LICENSES 

Number of licenses issued 403 

Males • 352 

Females 50 

Kennel 1 

403 

Tax on 352 males at $2 $ 704.00 

Tax on 50 females at $5 250.00 

One kennel license at $50 50.00 

1004.00 
Deduct Clerk's fees 80.60 

Cash paid County Treasurer $923.40 

HUNTERS' LICENSES 

Licenses issued to resident hunters 251. 

FREDERIC S. HARTSHORNE, 

Town Clerk 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 191 



FIRST ANNUAL REPORT 

OF 

TOWN ACCOUNTANT 

1915 



RECEIPTS 1915 



Cash on ,hand Jan. 1, 1915 . $ 36,279.96 

Chas. E. Walton, Col. taxes 

1915, poll $ 3,278.00 

Chas. E. Walton, Col. taxes 

1915, personal . . . 41,271.91 

Chas. E. Walton, Col. taxes 

1915, real estate . . . 151,108.35 

Chas. E. Walton, taxes, pre- 
vious years, poll . . . 3,453.00 

Chas. E. Walton, taxes, pre- 
vious years, personal . . 9,016.67 

Chas. E. Walton, taxes, pre- 
vious years, real estate . 91,082.53 

Geo. E. Walker, Treas., re- 
demption tax titles . . 646.40 

Geo. E. Walker, Treas., re- 
demption interest . . . 58.85 299,915.71 

Chas. E. Walton, Col Moth tax 2,050.18 

Chas. E. Walton, Col. Sewer 

tax, unapportioned . . 601.43 

Chas. E. Walton, Col. Sewer 

tax apportioned . . . 2,980.92 3,582.35 

Chas. E. Walton, Col. interest 

on taxes .... . 4,900.04 

Chas. E. Walton, Col. interest 

on sewer 6.83 4,906.87 



192 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Wakefield Natl Bank on dep. 919.67 

"Various Trust Funds, inter. 1,033.84 

Com. of Mass. street ry.tax 3,600.18 

Chas. E. Walton, Col. st. ry. 

(excise tax) .... 3,346.88 6,947.06 

Chas. E. Walton, Col. NatT 

Bank tax 3,452.40 

Com. of Mass. Nat'l Bank tax 2,722.29 6,174.69 

Com. of Mass. Corporation. . 

tax, public service . . . 1,960.96 

Com. of Mass. Corporation 

tax, business .... 4,180.09 

Com. of Mass. Military Aid 110.00 

Com. of Mass. State Aid . . 2,836.00 

Com. of Mass. Burial of In- 
digent Soldiers . . . 50.00 

Selectmen, junk licenses . 200.00 

Selectmen, pedlars' licenses . 34.00 

Selectmen, second-hand fur- 
niture licenses . . . 30.00 

Selectmen, pool & bowl. lie. 40.00 

Selectmen, circus licenses . 30.00 

Selectmen, other licenses . 15.00 349.00 

Board of Health, milk licenses 30.00 

Board of Health, slaughter 

house license .... 1.00 31.00 

Wilfred B. Tyler, Clerk, 

court fines 477.00 

Com. of Mass. Lowell street 

contribution .... 2,000.00 

County of Middlesex, Lowell 
street contribution 

County of Middlesex, dog tax 

Selectmen, telephone toll . 

Selectmen, rents, (Wake, est.) 

Selectmen, insurance forms 

Selectmen, Town Hall . 

Fire Dept. rent G. hose house 

Fire Dept., other receipts 

Sealer of W .& M. for work 60.00 

W. W. Whittredge, Moth Dept. 49.50 

Highway Dept., sidewalks & 

curbing 527.79 

Poor Dept., (Mothers' Aid 

from State) .... 509.59 

Poor Dept., relief by state 30.06 



000.00 


4,000.00 




884.87 


.20 




341.00 




5.35 




631.00 


977.55 


58.75 




14.47 


73.22 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 193 

Poor Dept., relief by cities 

and towns 358.04 

Poor Dept., Almshouse, 

produce 178.30 

Poor Dept., Almshouse, 

milk 753.98 

Poor Dept., Almshouse, 

all other 248.54 2,078.51 

School Dept., tuition, cities, 

towns, individuals . . . 1,898.95 

School Dept., reimbursement 

from state (Trade school) 344.70 

School Dept., reimbursement 

from state Practical Arts 
School Dept., books & sup. 
School Dept., other receipts 
Library Dept., fines, cat. etc. 
Light Dept., electricity . 
Light Dept., gas . 
Light Dept., coke, tar, etc. 
Light Dept., old machinery 
Water Dept., water rates . 
Water Dept., water summon. 
Water Dept., turn-on charges 
Water Dept., water services . 
Sewer Dept., rents (dwelling 

Lakeside avenue) . 
Sewer Dept., sewer con. . 
Cemetery Dept., lots etc. 
Various persons, temp, loans 
Various persons, time loans 

(Highway) .... 

Various persons, time loans 

(Sewer) 

Teachers' Retirement Fund 

(deduction from payroll) . 1,501.50 

Treasury Reimbursement 

(Art. No. 8 Mch. meeting) . 236.66 

Refunds 1915: 

Boston, (B. of H. bill) . 30.00 

Light Dept. (Guar, deposit) 10.00 

Harold L. Bond Co. (Park 

Ave. sewer) .... 2.29 

Stoneham Tool & Mch. Co. 

(Highway) .... 6.90 

Town of Templeton (Poor) 41.67 

Light Dept., (cash adv) . 150.00 



263.03 




33.74 




46.30 


2,586.72 




210.31 


22,535.31 




40,466.87 




14,531.19 


77,533.37 




500.00 


41,565.45 




114.20 




54.00 


41,733.65 




860.27 




240.00 




851.94 




69.25 


300,000.00 




10,000.00 




4,000.00 


314,000.00 



194 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Water Dept., (cash adv.) . 
Library Dept., (cash adv.) 
L. L. I. Pipe Co. (water) 
Chas E. Walton, Col. (tax 
certification) 



Total receipts 



50.00 

15.00 

1.00 



306.86 
14.00 



$821,100.35 



f 
APPROPRIATIONS 1915 



Salary of Moderator . 
Selectmen's Department: 

Salary of Board ... $ 

Dept. Expenses 
Town Accountant's Department: 

Salary of Accountant 

Dept. Expenses 

Treasury Department: 

Salary of Treasurer 
Dept. Expenses 

Collector's Department: 

Salary of Collector 
Dept. Expenses 

Assessors' Department: 

Salary of Assessors 
Dept. Expenses 
Town Clerk: 

Salary of Clerk 
Dept. Expenses 

Finance Committee: 

Salary of Secretary 

Dept. Expenses 
Election and Registration 

Salary of Registrars 

Dept. Expenses 
Legal Department: 

Salary of Counsel 

Dept. Expenses 
Town Hall . . . 
Vital Statistics 
Police Dept., . 
Fire Department: 

Salary of Engineers 

Dept. Expenses 

Fire Alarm . 
Rifle Range Account . 



25.00 



500.00 




600.00 


1,100.00 


1,000.00 




150.00 


1,150.00 


750.00 




350.00 


1,100.00 


650.00 




300.00 


950.00 


1,300.00 




900.00 


2,200.00 


200.00 




350.00 


550.00 


50.00 




15.00 


65.00 


315.00 




885.00 


1,200.00 


500.00 




100.00 


600.00 




4,000.00 




150.00 




10,475.00 


1,475.00 




15,025.00 




1,200.00 


17,700.00 




550.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



195 



Sealer of W. and M.: 

Salary of Sealer . 

Dept. Expenses 

Moth Dept 

Tree Warden Department: 

Salary of Warden . 

Dept. Expenses 
Forest Warden Dept. 
Fish and Game Warden . 
Board of Health Department: 

Salary of Board 1914-1915 

Salary of Ins. Plumbing 

Salary of Ins. of Animals 

Salary of Ins. Milk . 

Collection of Garbage 

Dept. Expenses 
Sewer Department: 

Maintenance . 

House Connections 
Highway Department: 

Salary of Supt. . 

General Highways . 

Lowell Street construction 

Patrol 

Poor Department: 

Salary of Board 

Salary of Clerk 

Dept. Expenses 
State Aid . 
Military Aid . 
Soldiers' Relief 
School Dept. . 

Trade School 
Library Dept. 
Park Dept. 
Reserve Fund 
Insurance Account 
Miscellaneous Fund 
Light Dept. . 

Water Department: 

Salary of Board 

Maintenance 

Construction 

Bonds and Notes 

Interest 

House services . 



100.00 




75.00 


175.00 




6,000.00 


25.00 




575.00 


600.00 




250.00 




25.00 


200.00 




600.00 




200.00 




200.00 




1,200.00 




3,600.00 


6,000.00 


800.00 




1,000.00 


1,800.00 


2,000.00 




29,400.00 




2,000.00 




1,000.00 


34,400.00 


300.00 




75.00 




14,000.00 


14,375.00 




3,500.00 




300.00 




3,800.00 


82,900.00 




1,200.00 


84,100.00 




1,790.00 




2,150.00 




2,000.00 




2,500.00 




3,800.00 




25,000.00 


300.00 




25,800.00 




4,000.00 




13,000.00 




8,841.25 




1,500.00 


53,441.25 



196 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Cemetery Department: 

Salary of Commissioners . 

Dept. Expenses 

Interest 

Bonds and notes . 
Treasury reimburse., Art 6 
Guarantee dep. fund, Art 19 
Street Lights, Art. 21 . 
Ezra Eaton Tr. Fund, Art. 27 
Fish Screen, Lake Quanna- 

powitt, Art. 28 
Val. book copy, Art. 30 . 
Memorial Day (G.A.R.) 
Memorial Day (U.S.W.V.) 
July 4th . . . . . . 

Care Soldiers' Graves Art. 44 

State Tax 

Charles River Basin Fund, 

Interest 

Charles River Basin Fund, 

Maintenance . 
Charles River Basin Fund, 

Serial Bonds .... 
National Bank Tax . 
Met. Park Loan, Sink. Fund 
Met. Park Loan, int. 
Met. Park L'n, maintenance 
Met. Park L'n, serial bonds 
Metropolitan Park Loan, 

Sinking Fund, Series 2 
Met. Park Loan, int 
Met. Park Loan, maintenance 
Met. Park Loan, serial bonds 
Met. Park Loan Fund, (Nan- 

tasket) maintenance . 
Wellington Br. maintenance 
Met. Sewer Loan, Sink. Fund, 

(North System) 
Met. Sewer Loan, int 
Met. Sewer L'n, maintenance 
Met. Sewer L'n, serial bonds 
Auditing municipal accounts 
Middlesex (County tax) 

Overlay by Assess. (1915) 



70.0-0 

580.00 



650.00 
18,780.00 
29,900.00 

236.66 
1,404.00 

800.00 

100.00 

25.00 

75.00 

350.00 

50.00 

500.00 

100.00 

23,985.00 

414.13 

471.93 

33.39 

704.15 

283.76 

1,606.31 

2,472.7.0 

43.92 

44.81 
302.26 
376.53 

15.41 

158.30 
20.22 

2,038.83 
4,555.43 
4,038.29 
245.51 
1,227.61 



$340,791.91 



43,038.49 
12,470.36 

396,300.76 
9,159.53 



405,460.29 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 197 

NON-REVENUE (TIME LOANS) 

Highway Construction, Art 8 6,000.00 

High. Con. (Low. st. Art. 11) 4,000.00 

Park ave. sewer, Art. 40 . 4,000.00 14,000.00 



RECAPITULATION 

For Town purposes . . 354,791.91 

For State purposes . . 43,038.49 

For County purposes . 12,470.36 

Overlay for 1915 . . 9,159.53 



419,460.29 
COLLECTOR OF TAXES. TAXES 1913 

Uncollected Jan. 1st, 1915 . $ 35,830.87 

Additional warrant . . . 14.51 

Added by Collector ('12 polls) 10.65 

Adjustment entry . . . 36.43 

Cash paid Treasurer ... $ 33,952.61 

Abated by Assessors . . . 1,939.85 



35,892.46 35,892.46 
COLLECTOR OF TAXES. TAXES 1914 

Uncollected Jan. 1st, 1915 . 115,346.94 
Additional warrants . . . 62.72 

Cash paid Treasurer . . . 69,599.59 

Abated by Assessors . . 4,697.12 

Uncollected Dec. 31, 1915 . 41,112.95 



115,409.66 115,409.66 
COLLECTOR OF TAXES. TAXES 1915 



Commitment by Assessors 
Additional warrants . 
Cash paid Treasurer . 
Abated by Assessors . 
Uncollected Dec. 31, 1915 



314,597.10 
4,291.43 



195,658.26 

6,189.03 

117,041.24 



419,460.29 



318,888.53 318,888.53 



198 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

TAX TITLES 

Held by town Jan. 1, 1915 . 9,606.21 

Taken by town (1915) . . 2,007.55 

Redeemed by various persons 646.40 

Held by town Dec. 31, 1915 . 10,967.36 



11,613.76 11,613.76 
MOTH TAX 1913 



Uncollected Jan. 1, 1915 . 476.71 

Adjustment entry . . . 28.94 

Cash paid Treasurer . . . 505.65 



505.65 505.65 

MOTH TAX 1914 



Uncollected Jan. 1, 1915 . . 1,066.35 

Cash paid Treasurer . . . 690.04 

Uncollected Dec. 31, 1915 . 376.31 



1,066.35 1,066.35 

MOTH TAX 1915 



Commitment to Collector . 1,669.10 

Additional warrant . . . 5.09 

Cash paid Treasurer ... 854.49 

Uncollected Dec. 31, 1915 . 819.70 



1,674.19 1,674.19 

SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1913 

Uncollected Jan. 1, 1915 . 1,326.01 

Cash paid Treasurer . . . 1,260.64 

Adjustment entry ... 65.37 



1,326.01 1,326.01 

SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1914 

Uncollected Jan. 1, 1915 . . 1,748.86 

Cash paid Treasurer ... 989.29 

Uncollected Dec. 31, 1915 . 759.57 



1,748.86 1,748.86 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 199 

SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1915 

Commitment to Collector . 2,462.91 

Cash paid Treasurer ... 730.99 

Uncollected Dec. 31, 1915 . 1,731.92 



2,462.91 2,462.91 

SEWER ASSESSMENTS (Not Apportioned) 

Uncollected Jan. 1, 1915 . . 5,842.56 

Transferred to revenue . . 1,638.84 

Cash paid to Treasurer . . . 541.79 

Outstanding 3,661.93 



5,842.56 5,842.56 

SEWER ASSESSMENTS (Apportioned) 

Uncollected Jan. 1, 1915 . . 10,073.50 
Gould and Byron sts., sewers 1,638.84 

Transferred to 1915 taxes . 1,900.36 

Paid in full 52.17 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 9,759.81 



11,712.34 11,712.34 

SIDEWALK ASSESSMENTS 

Uncollected Jan. 1, 1915 . 
Assessments for 1915 
Cash paid Treasurer . 
Uncollected Dec. 31, 1915 

651.61 651.61 

COM. OF MASS. (State Aid) 

Balance due Jan. 1, 1915 . 2,836.00 

Payments for 1915 . . . 2,952.00 

Cash from Commonwealth . 2,836.00 

Balance due Dec. 31, 1915 . 2,952.00 



123.82 




527.79 






527.79 




123.82 



5,788.00 5,788.00 



200 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



COM. OF MASS. (Military Aid) 

Balance due Jan. 1, 1915 . 110.00 

Payments for 1915 . . . 70.00 

Cash from Commonwealth . 110.00 

Balance due Dec. 31, 1915 . 70.00 



180.00 180.00 

COM. OF MASS. (Soldiers' Burials) 

Balance due Jan. 1, 1915 . 100.00 

Payments for 1915 . . . 50.00 

Cash from state .... 50.00 

Error in set up Jan. 1, 1915 50.00 

Balance due Dec. 31, 1915 . 50.00 



150.00 150.00 

HOUSE SERVICES (Water Dept.) 



Uncollected Jan. 1, 1915 
Commitment for 1915 
Cash paid Treasurer 
Uncollected Dec. 31, 1915 



75.87 




860.27 






860.27 




75.87 



936.14 936.14 

WATER RATES 



Uncollected Jan. 1, 1915 . 
Commitment for 1915 
Cash paid Treasurer . 
Abated by Commissioners 
Uncollected Dec. 31, 1915 



201.35 
42,036.69 



41,565.45 
372.59 
300.00 



42,238.04 42,238.04 
MUNICIPAL LIGHT BILLS 



Uncollected Jan. 1, 1915 
Commitment for 1915 
Cash paid Treasurer 
Discounts allowed 
Uncollected, Dec. 31, 1915 



8,138.26 
89,099.42 

77,533.37* 

10,628.82 
9,135.49 



97,237.68 97,297.68 
* Includes $60 from Guarantee Deposits. 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



201 



Commitment for 1915 
Cash paid Treasurer 



HOUSE CONNECTIONS (Sewer) 

. . 851.94 



851.94 



851.94 



851.94 



EXCISE TAX 



Commitment to Collector 
Cash paid Treasurer . 



3,346.88 



3,346.88 



3,346.88 3,346:88 



NATIONAL BANK TAX 



Commitment to Collector 
Cash paid Treasurer . 



3,452.40 



3,452.40 



3,452.40 



3,452.40 



OVERLAY 1913 



Balance Jan. 1, 1915 . 
Abatements during 1915 . 
Deficit in overlay, (ace. clsd.) 



3,239.12 
1,939.85 



5,178.97 



5,178.97 



5,178.97 



OVERLAY 1914 



Balance Jan. 1 ,1915 . 
Abatements (1915) . 
Re-assessment 
Excess of abatements 



95.58 
4,697.12 



4,792.70 



28.08 
4,764.62 



4,792.70 



OVERLAY 1915 



Overlay by Assessors . 
Abatements during 1915 . 
Balance Dec. 31, 1915 . 



6,189.03 
2,970.50 



9,159.53 



9,159.53 9,159.53 



202 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



MODERATOR'S SALARY 



CREDIT 










25.00 


Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 






DEBIT 






Theodore Eaton, salary March 






1 to Dec. 31, 1915 . . . 


20.83 




Balance Dec. 31, 1915 


4.17 






25.00 


25.00 



FINANCE COMMITTEE 



CREDIT 






Appropriation 




50.00 


DEBIT 






Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 






Lewis J. Gordon, Sec'y, March 






1 to Dec. 31, 1915 . . . 


41.66 




Balance Dec. 31, 1915 


8.34 






50.00 


50.00 



FINANCE COMMITTEE EXPENSES 

CREDIT 
Appropriation . 15.00 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 

H. M. Dolbeare postal cards 3.00 

Balance Dec. 31, 1915 12.00 



15.00 15.00 



SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT 

SALARIES OF BOARD 

CREDIT 

Appropriation 500.00 

DEBIT 
Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
John J. Round, chairman, 

March 1 to Dec. 31, 1915 . 83.33 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



203 



Nathaniel E. Cutler, March 1, 
to Dec. 31, 1915 . . . 

John A. Meloney, March 1 
to Dec. 31, 1915 . . . 

Frank H. Hackett, Sec, Mar. 1 

to Dec. 31, 1915 . . . 
Earl H. Morton, March 1 

to Dec. 31, 1915 . . . 
Balance Dec. 31, 1915 



83.33 

83.33 

83.33 
83.33 



416.65 



83-35 



500.00 



500.00 



DEPARTMENT EXPENSES 



CREDIT 



Appropriation 



DEBIT 



600.00 



Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 

Stationery and Postage: 

H. B. McArdle .... 5.45 

T. G. O'Connell, P.M. . . 6.00 

H. M. Dolbeare .... 11.75 

W. S. Greenough & Co. . 7.25 30.45 

Printing and Advertising: 

H. M. Dolbeare .... 90.13 

Scott Printing Co. . . . 55.00 145.13 

Other Expenses: 

H. B. McArdle, dat. stamp 1.50 

N. E. T. & T. Co., telephone 29.77 

T. G. O'Connell, P. O. box 1.80 

A. B. Comins, express . . .15 

American Ex. Co. ... .27 

H. M. Meek Pub. Co., direc. 3.50 

Rem. Typew'f'r Co., ribbon .75 

Adder Machine Co., supplies .68 

N. E. Cutler, per. Sau. line 5.00 

J. A .Meloney, per. Sau. line 5.00 

J. J. Hughes, use of auto 7.00 55.42 



Balance Dec. 31, 1915 



231.00 
369.00 



600.00 



600.00 



204 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF ACCOUNTANT 



CREDIT 

Appropriation 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
H. A. Simonds, Jan. 1-Dec. 31 



1,000.00 



TREASURY DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF TREASURER 



CREDIT 

Appropriation 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
G. E. Walker, Mar. 1-Dec. 31 

Balance Dec. 31, 1915 



625.00 



125.00 
750.00 



1,000.00 





tPENSES 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


DEPARTMENT E] 






CREDIT 








Appropriation 






150.00 


Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 








DEBIT 








Stationery and Postage: 








H. M. Dolbeare 


83.00 






H. B. McArdle .... 


3.40 






T. G .O'Connell, P.M. . . 


1.00 


87.40 




Printing and Advertising: 






Scott Printing Co., warrants 


35.00 






H. M. Dolbeare .... 


8.25 


43.25 




Other Expenses: 






H. M. Dolbeare, rub. stamps 


1.45 






Manifold Mfg Co., binders 


1.80 






L. C. Braxton, cler. assist. 


3.00 


6.25 








136.90 




Balance Dec 31, 1915 




13.10 






150.00 


150.00 



750.00 



750.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



205 



DEPARTMENT EXPENSES 

CREDIT 
Appropriation 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
Stationery and Postage: 

W. S. Greenough & Co. . 1.50 

H. M. Dolbeare .... 23.50 

Printing and Advertising: 

W. L. Greenough & Co. ch'ks 
Certification of Notes: 

Charles F. Gettemy, director 
Other Expenses: 

American Ex. Co., express 
C. F. Hartshorne&Son, bond 
Thomas Leighton, Jr., re- 
cording tax title deeds 



Balance Dec. 31, 1915 



77.38 



25.00 





. 12.50 




. 66.00 


.41 




125.00 





202.79 



306.29 
43.71 



350.00 



COLLECTOR'S DEPARTMENT 



SALARY OF COLLECTOR 



350.00 



350.00 



CREDIT 

Appropriation 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 

Chas. E. Walton, balance 1913 50.00 

Chas. E. Walton, balance 1914 50.00 

Chas. E. Walton, March 1 

to Dec. 31, 1915 . . . 458.33 



Balance Dec. 31, 1915 



558.33 



91.67 



650.00 



650.00 



650.00 



206 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 


COLLECTOR'S EXPENSES 






CREDIT 














300.00 


DEBIT 








Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 








Clerical Services: 








Lizzie M. Jenkins . 


16.38 






Marjorie Walton 


20.50 






Clara L. Brownell . 


10.00 


46.88 




Stationery and Postage: 






H. B. McArdle .... 


1.40 






T. G. O'Connell, P.M. . . 


42.48 


43.88 




Printing and Advertising: 






H. M. Dolbeare .... 




59.00 . 




Distributing Tax Bills: 








Walter Stanley .... 


3.30 






Paul Heywood .... 


4.40 






Curtis Taggart .... 


4.60 






Norman Kingston . 


3.70 


16.00 




Other Expenses: 






Chas. F. Hartshorne & Son, 








collectors bond 


75.00 






T. G. O'Connell, box rent 


2.25 






H. B. McArdle supplies . 


2.15 






C. W. Eaton, exam, titles . 


25.00 


104.40 








270.16 




Balance Dec. 31, 1915 




29.84 








300.00 


300.00 



ASSESSORS' DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF ASSESSORS 

CREDIT 

Appropriation 

DEBIT 
Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
Samuel T. Parker, chairman, 

March 1 to Dec. 31, 1915 333.33 

George H. Stowell, Sec'y, 

March 1, to Dec. 31, 1915 416.67 

Chas. A. Cheney, March 1 to 

Dec. 31, 1915 .... 333.33 1,083.33 



1,300.00 



Balance Dec. 31, 1915 



216.67 



1,300.00 1,300.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



207 



DEPARTMENT EXPENSES 

CREDIT 



900.00 



DEBIT 








Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 








Clerk Hire: 








Lizzie M. Jenkins . 


554.04 






Clara L. Brownell . 


25.00 


579.04 




Stationery and Postage: 






H. M. Dolbeare . . . . 


33.90 






Library Bureau .... 


2.64 


36.54 




Printing and Advertising: 






H. M. Dolbeare .... 


178.30 






A. W. Brownell 


9.00 


187.30 




Other Expenses: 






Light Dept., light & lamps 


5.62 






John I. Preston, prob. work 


5.00 






0. L. Millbury, stock & labor 


.50 






E. Wentworth Prescott, in- 








formation owners of stock 


34.00 






J. Fraughton, post notices 


2.00 






Robinson News Service, list 








auto owners .... 


9.00 






H. B. McArdle, off. supplies 


2.00 






Sabas. Guarnaccia, inter. 


10.00 






W. W. Bessey & Son, teams 


23.00 


91.12 








894.00 




Balance Dec. 31, 1915 




6.00 






900.00 


900.00 



LAW DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF COUNSEL 

CREDIT 

Appropriation 

DEBIT 
Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
M. E. S. Clemons Mar. 1 to 
Dec. 31, 1915 .... 
Balance Dec. 31, 1915 



500.00 



416.67 
83.33 

500.00 



500.00 



208 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

DEPARTMENT EXPENSES 

CREDIT 

Appropriation 100.00 

Transfers from Misc. fund . . 333.17 

Transfers from Reserve fund 150.00 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
Printing and Advertising: 

. . 50.50 

51.58 



The Falcon Press 


50.50 


Lucy C. Braxton 


. 1.08 


Witness Fees and Expenses: 




M. E. S. demons . . . 


5.65 


Jas. A. McFadden . 


6.40 


H. A. Simonds .... 


24.75 


Other Expenses: 




Mabel L. Smiley, transcript 




(L. L. I. Pipe case) 


290.50 


Bourdon Studio, photos 


6.00 


John J. Haley, settlement 




of damages .... 


10.00 


John J. Butler, execution 




(Ford case) .... 


142.11 


Levi W. Curtis, settlement 




of damages .... 


30.00 


M. E. S. Clemons, cash ad- 




vanced, various purposes 


16.18 


James H. Hillsgrove, land 




damage (Wharton Pk. PL) 


450.00 


Overdraft, Dec. 31, 1915 (Hills- 




grove execution) .... 





36.80 



944.79 

450.00 
1,033.17 1,033.17 

TOWN CLERK'S DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF CLERK 

CREDIT 

Appropriation . . . . 200.00 

DEBIT 
Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
Fred'c S. Hartshorne, Mar. 

1 to Dec. 31, 1915 . . 166.67 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 33.33 

200.00 200.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 209 



TOWN CLERK EXPENSES 

CREDIT 
Appropriation .... 350.00 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
Stationery and Postage: 



H. B. McArdle . . . 


10.85 


Geo. H. Taylor . . . 


.20 


W. S. Greenough & Co. 


17.10 


Hobbs & Warren 


1.69 


H. M. Dolbeare . . . 


15.50 


T. G. O'Connell, P.M. . 


5.50 


T. H. Ball .... 


.60 


Printing and Advertising: 




H. M. Dolbeare . 


11.00 


Clyde M. Simonds . 


2.00 


Geo. W. Abbott . . . 


3.00 


Other Expenses: 




W. S. Greenough & Co. 




supplies .... 


1.70 


C. F. Hartshorne & Son 




bond 


4.00 


H. M. Dolbeare, stamps, 




binding, etc. . 


19.15 


Fred'c S. Hartshorne, 




recording fees 


223.60 


A. B. Comins, express . 


.30 


H. B. McArdle, supplies 


1.25 


H. M. Meek Pub. Co., 




directory .... 


3.50 


G. H. Taylor, supplies 


10 


C. F. Young, sign . 


.50 


Library Bureau, st. trays 


26.50 



51.44 



16.00 



280.60 



348.04 
Balance Dec. 31, '15 1.96 



350.00 350.00 



210 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



VITAL STATISTICS 



CREDIT 
Appropriation .... 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
0. H. Fessenden, death ret. 
Oliver Walton, death ret. 
J. T. Stringer, death ret. 
Wm. H. Butler, death ret. 



150.00 



13.25 

26.50 

4.75 

18.00 



62.50 



E H. Wells, birth returns 
Rich. Dutton, birth returns 
J. J. Loughlin, birth ret. 
C. E. Montague, birth ret. 
J. A. O'Leary, birth ret. 
F. T. Woodbury, birth ret. 



15.75 
25.50 
7.00 
6.25 
15.25 
17.75 



87.50 



150.00 



150.00 



ELECTION AND REGISTRATION DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF REGISTRARS 

CREDIT 

Appropriation .... 315.00 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
Fred E. Bunker, chairman, 



Apr. 1 to Dec. 31, 


1915 




56.25 






James F. Curley Apr. 


1, to 










Dec. 31, 1915 


. . 




56.25 






Patrick J. Kelley Apr. 


1 to 










Dec. 31, 1915 


. . 




56.25 






Fred'c S. Hartshorne, 


Sec'y 










Mar. 1 to Dec. 31, 


1915 
1, '15 

ar™ 




75.00 


243.75 




Balance Dec. 3 


ient e: 




71.25 








315.00 


315.00 


DEP 


KPENSES 








i 


CREDIT 








Appropriation 


• 


DEBIT 






885.00 


Payments on Selectmen 


's Warrants: 








Election Officers: 












Wages as per payrolls 











REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



211 



(March) .... 
Wages as per payrolls 

(Primary) 
Wages as per payrolls 

(Recount) 
Wages as per payrolls 

(November) . 



200.00 



87.00 



5.00 



186.00 478.00 



Stationery and Postage: 






H. M. Dolbeare . 


30.10 




T. G. O'Connell, P.M. . 


1.60 




Library Bureau . 


6.50 


38.20 






• 


Printing and Advertising: 






H. M. Dolbeare . 


156.40 




Geo. W. Abbott . . . 


4.00 


160.40 


Meals: 






E. Mortimer, suppers, 






Reg. & Assess. (Mch.) 


4.50 




Mrs. C. W. Carpenter, 






suppers, Registrars & 






Assessors (Nov.) . 


4.50 




Gratan Baking Co., elec. 






officers, M. 48; N. 39 


87.00 


96.00 


Other Expenses: 






E. I. Purrington, labor 






setting booths 


24.00 




W. S. Greenough & Co., 






sharpener .... 


1.40 




Bonney & Dutton, alco. 


.60 




H. M. Dolbeare, stamp . 


1.40 




W. A. Prescott, lumber 






and labor .... 


6.48 




P. Corbett, cart. bal. box 


10.00 




Geo. H. Taylor, hardware 


1.15 


- 


G. F. Leach, sett, booths 


9.00 




Geo. W. Couillard . . 


10.50 




J. J. Hughes, use of auto 


7.00 


71.53 




844.13 


Balance Dec. 31, '15 




40.87 




885.00 885.00 



212 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

TOWN HALL 

CREDIT 

Appropriation .... 4,000.00 

Transfer from insurance . 415.74 

DEBIT 
Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
Salary and Wages: 

Harvey S. Parker, janitor 

Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1915 1,000.00 

I. Hellyer, vacation janitor 30.00 1,030.00 

Fuel: 

Thomas Hickey . . . 7.25 

dttrley Bros 503.00 

L. E. Bennett .... 7.48 517.73 



Light: 

Municipal Light Dept. . . 549.09 

Janitors' Supplies: 



Cutler Bros., brush 


5.25 


G. F. Gurney, floor spray . 


15.80 


Standard Oil Co., fl. dress. 


3.50 


H. W. Drury, Co., disinfect. 


17.12 


E. Caldwell, supplies . 


1.20 


O. E. Sheldon, disinfect. . 


10.50 


G. H. Worcester & Co. 




brass polish 


9.45 


G. H. Taylor, supplies 


13.53 


H. E. Richards, supplies . 


1.75 


F. F. Anderson, brush., etc. 


4.00 


Salem K-D Co., dust layer 


5.00 


Insurance: 

Geo. H. S. Driver . 


55.95 


Clinton L. Bancroft 


325.79 


E. F. Collins .... 


34.00 


Repairs: 




H. A. Feindel, caprenter . 


202.70 


R. T. Lapp, clock . 


1.00 


E. E. Biggs, weather strips 


268.30 


G. H. Taylor, boiler, etc. 


49.98 


Lucas Bros., clock . 


3.00 


C. Bowering, plumbing 


11.13 


W. A. Gilchrist, foun. rep. 


9.30 


John Middleton, chairs 


1.35 


H. I. Dallman & Co. 






36.01 



87.10 



415.74 



REPORT OF TOWN 


ACCOUNTANT 213 


W. T. McAlpine, roof . . 


11.55 




J. F. Sherritt, painting . 


3.00 




H. Morgan, plastering . 


11.65 






2.00 




Otto Johnson, painting 


302.48 




G. H. Halleron, painting. 






hall 254.00; extras 9.00 


263.00 




J. W. Mclnnis, electric fix. 


86.85 




H. H. Sweetser, sett, glass 


5.35 




E. Caldwell, linoleum . 


9.44 




W. A. Prescott, bulletin 








40.00 


1,318.09 


Other Expenses: 






N. E. Supply Co., towels . 


12.00 




Poole Mfg. Co., tube cl'ner 


5.25 




Light Dept., bulbs, g. stove 


42.05 




A. B. Comins, express 


2.17 




N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co., tele. 


7.32 




Geo. H. Taylor, supplies . 


33.78 




M. & A. Ice Co., ice . 


17.05 




E. Caldwell, umbrella stand 


2.25 




E. B. Nye, tuning piano . 


10.00 




Charles Doyle, grading 


15.05 




Water Dept., water rates 


60.00 




J. W. Mclnnis, labor lights 


.45 




Oral C. Richards, painting 






flag pole 


6.00 




J. W. Grace, lawn mower 


5.70 




N. E. Cutler, grass seed . 


1.50 




Morrison — Skinner Co., 








37.75 




H. M. Dolbeare, calendar, 








6.25 




S. Berry & Son, rem. ashes 


10.00 




Frank Riley, watering grass 


4.69 




W. E. Simms, boiler insp. 


5.00 




Dana Dudley, keys 


.90 




Knight & Thomas, fire ex. 


63.00 


348.16 






4,265.91 


Balance Dec. 31, '15 




149.83 




4,415.74 4,415.74 



214 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 



CREDIT 



Appropriation 



DEBIT 



Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 

Salaries and Wages Permanent Men: 

James J. Pollard, Chief, 

Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, '15 

James A. McFadden, Dec. 

30, '14 to Dec. 31, '15 

Lincoln J. Taintor, Dec. 

30, '14 to Dec. 31, '15 1,098.00 

Extra services . . 10.05 



Frank H. Robinson, Dec. 

30, '14 to Dec. 31, '15 1,098.00 

Extra services . . 35.40 

Fred J. Black, Dec. 

30, '14 to Dec. 31, '15 1,098.00 

Extra services . . 28.30 

John A. Peterson, Dec. 

30, '14 to Dec. 31, '15 1,098.00 

Extra services . . 52.05 

Joseph L. Preston, Dec. 

30, '14 to Dec. 31, '15 1,098.00 

Extra services . . 45.20 



10,475.00 



1,200.00 
1,098.00 

1,108.05 
1,133.40 
1,126.30 
1,150.05 
1,143.20 



Other Officers: 




Henry DeRoach 


159.80 


Arthur H. Gould 


30.55 


Eugene P .McDonnell 


70.95 


William A. Shaw 


223.80 


A. P. Butler . . . 


555.20 


John Gates . 


70.95 


William G. Carley . 


60.30 


William H. Murray . 


15.62 


Joseph Fazio 


64.35 


J. Fred Reynolds . 


21.60 


Services various person 


3 19.60 


July 4th payroll 


73.05 


Labor, dragging lake 


26.85 1,392.61 



9,351.62 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



215 



Equipment for Men: 

Peerless Handcuff Co. . 
George H. Taylor 
Jos. J. Hughes . 
Edw. S. Hitchcock . 
Iver Johnson S. G. Co. 
M. Linsky & Bro. . 
Kirkwood Bros. . 
F. O. Dewey Co. . . 

Maintenance of Building: 

George H. Taylor . 

Stationery, Printing and Postage: 

H. M. Dolbeare . 
James J. Pollard 
Manifold Mfg Co. 
H. B. McArdle . 
Scott Printing Co. 
A. H. Thayer . 

Telephones: 

N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. 
Use of Auto: 



6.00 
2.25 

.50 
18.55 

6.77 
8.75 
1.25 
8.82 



2.70 

45.60 
3.00 
1.95 
5.26 
4.80 
4.20 



Jos. J. Hughes . 


120.48 


Magann Bros. . 


9.00 


Various persons, July 4th 


15.00 


Guy McLain 


1.00 


John A. Steele . 


2.00 


0. H. Fessenden 


8.00 


Clyde M. Symonds . 


4.00 


Other Expenses: 




Auto List Publishing Co., 




auto owners 


13.00 


Am. Ex. Co., express 


2.09 


Bourdon Studio, photos 


35.00 


J. J. Pollard, petty exp. 


30.55 


Herbert Darley, photos 


4.00 


W. A. Prescott, repairs 




Grassadonia house 


3.28 


H. A. Feindel, cabinet . 


2.00 


E. S. Wallace, expenses . 


2.80 


M. Cangiano, interpreter 


27.80 


S. R. Baxter & Co., pond 




drag 


3.34 


Wannamaker & Feindel, 




grappling irons 


6.00 


Geo. H. Taylor, supplies 


3.15 



52.89 



2.70 



64.81 



250.60 



159.48 



216 TOWN OF 


WAKEFIELD 




Barbour — Stockwell Co., 






traffic signs 


53.25 




E. B. Badger & Sons Co., 






hooks 


4.10 




W. B. Tyler, court offi- 






cer expenses . 


9.99 




C. L. Sopher, medical 






attendance 


1.50 




J. A. O'Leary, medical 






attendance 


3.75 




Ernest Mortimer, lunches 


• 




for prisoners . 


49.20 




Gamewell Fire Alarm 






Co., police signal box 


68.54 




C. F. Young, signs . 


1.25 




J. E McManus, burying. 






dogs 


7.00 




Palmer Corbett, services 


.6.00 




H. B. & W. Co., rep. sign 


2.55 




A. C. Verge, kerosine oil 


20.58 




Wilfred B. Tyler, rifle . 


10.00 




Wake. Cement Stone Co., 






labor police box . 


12.30 




H. M. Meek Pub. Co., 






directory .... 


3.50 




H. L. Bond Co., rope 


9.43 




C. I. Grant, use of boat 


3.00 




W. H. Wiley est,, boat 


4.88 




A. C. Saunders, photos 


.75 




S. Berry & Son, teaming 


.75 




Chas. J. Martin, use of 






motorcycle 


72.56 




P. T-C Co., telegram . 


.94 




Traffic Sign Co., signs 


8.05 




Frederic S. Hartshorne, 






administering oaths . 


6.25 




R. T. Lapp, rep. clock 


.75 




J. E. McManuis, teaming 


1.00 494.88 



Balance Dec. 31 



10,376.98 
98.02 



10,475.00 10,475.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 217 

FIRE DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF ENGINEERS 

CREDIT 

Appropriation . . . . 1,475.00 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
William E. Cade, Chief Jan. 

1 to Dec. 31, 1915 . . 1,200.00 

Edw. S. Jacob, Sec'y May 

1 to Dec. 31, 1915 . . 100.00 

Henry A. Feindel, May 1 

to Dec. 31, 1915 . . 83.33 1,383.33 



Balance Dec. 31, '15 91.67 



1,475.00 1,475.00 



DEPARTMENT EXPENSES 



1 


CREDIT 


Appropriation .... 






Transfer for ins. (motor) . 






Transfer from ins. (fire) 






Transfer from res. fund (hose) 






DEBIT 


Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 




Salaries and Wages: 






Wm. Tyzzer, Jan. 1 to 






Dec. 31, i915 . . . 




988.34 


Geo. H. Leach Jan. 1 to 






Dec. 31, 1915 . . . 




988.34 


Perley N. Nesbeth Jan. 1 






to Sept. 29, 1915 . . 


4 


714.57 


Fred D. Graham Jan. 1 to 






Dec. 31, 1915 . . 




985.99 


Percy W. Oliver Jan. 1 to 






Dec. 31, 1915 . . 




985.99 


Clifford Jacobs Nov. 18 






to Dec. 31, 1915 . . 




114.00 


Call men Jan. 1, '15 to 




Dec. 31, '15 as per 






payrolls .... 




3,757.35 


Other employees 




33.90 



15,025.00 
196.50 
125.58 
350.00 



4,777.23. 



3,791.25 



218 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Motor Apparatus Expenses: 

S. 0. Co., gasoline, etc. 113.66 

Amer. Oil Products Co. 1.00 
Stoneham Tool & Mach. 

Co., labor . . . 44.08 
0. F. Kress & Son, door 

opener, acid jar . . 40.62 

P. J. Kelley ins. (motor) 220.25 

Geo. M. Kelley, repairs . 7.20 

T. C. Fife, mud guards 36.69 

Junction Market, oil . 3.30 
Pyrene Co of N. E., 

extinguishers . . 6.50 

J. J. Forbes Co., ammeter 30.00 
F. E. Fitz Mfg & Supply 

Co., waste . . . 11.09 
J. J. Forbes Co., s'chl'gt 1.63 
E. S. Hitchcock, supplies 11.48 
Arthur G. Osborne, oils 11.25 
E. & F. King Co., extin- 
guisher fluids . . . 8.24 
Gulf Refin. Co., gasoline 32.00 
Wanamaker & Feindel, 

repairs .... 28.25 

J. J. Hughes, repairs, etc. 361.96 

Gray & Davis, sprocket 19.10 

Niagara Searchlight Co. . 1.31 

D. E. Fessenden, met. pol. 1.25 
Beacon Motor Car Co., 

parts 130.43 

• Fiske Rubber Co., tires 54.45 

Motor Parts Co., parts . 7.04 

J. F. McKeon, vulcaniz. 2.00 
Cochrane Chemical Co., 

vitriol .... 8.15 
W. H. Tyzzer, soda bags 2.82 
J. Wallace Grace, run- 
ning board . . . 14.65 
Wm. E. Cade, misc. exp. 29.12 
E. H. Millikin, tires . . 125.00 
Clyde M. Simonds, trans- 
porting wheels . . 10.00 1,374.52 

Equipment and Repairs: 

Cochrane Chemical Co., 

vitriol 4.94 

J. Wall. Grace, supplies 12.34 

Geo. H. Taylor, supplies 13.32 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 219 



Wanamaker & Feindel, 




repairs .... 


5.10 


C. Callahan Co., equip. 


17.50 


Larkin Mfg Co., nozzle 


10.27 


B. W. H. & R. Co., rings 


6.13 


Amer. Ex. Co., express 


1.42 


Com. of Massachusetts, 




pumps, cans, soda 


23.44 


Fiske & Harris, coats 




and helmets 


12.75 


B. W. H.&R. Co., repairs 


1.00 


J. W. Mclnnis, trans- 




former .... 


3.85 


A. F. Small, rubber boots 


43.20 


E. I. Purrington, repairs 




on gate .... 


.60 



155.86 

Hydrant Service: 

235 hyd. at 15.00 each 3,525.00 

Fuel and Light: 

Municipal Light Dept. . 86.50 

Curley Bros. . . . 256.76 

Thomas Hickey . . . 30.00 

L. E. Bennett . . : 2.25 375.51 



Maintenance Building and Grounds: 

Municipal Light Dept., 

supplies .... .90 

J. W. Grace, hdwre, etc. 8.48 
Mary Hurley, rent and 

jan. service (Mont.) 113.70 

J. J. Forbes Co., lamps . 11.90 

Wake. Laundry, laundry 30.55 

S. O. Co., floor oil . . 5.85 
H. A. Feindel, repairs, 

screens .... 22.56 

Geo. H. Taylor, supplies 54.70 
H. I. Dallman Co., soap 

powder, etc. . . . 10.25 

R. N. Frost, wiring . 6.35 
Volunteer Library Ass'n, 

rent of house . . . 150.00 

Sani. Mfg Co., bath cock 7.75 
United Anti-Dust Co., 

sweeping compound . 2.50 

Water Dept., water rates 66.00 

Geo. W. Eaton, supplies 10.08 

Light Dept., gas heater . 105.00 



220 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



E. Caldwell, rugs, mats, 



mattresses 


96.22 


Smith & Anthony, rep. 


1.00 


W. T McAlpine, roof rep. 


8.50 


R. W. Home, painting 1 


17.90 


J. W. Hussan, tower rep. 


7.31 


K. W. Odiorne, Jan. serv. 


8.34 


Mrs. C. W. West, sheets 


9.90 


E. E. Lee, soap powd. etc. 


5.57 


N. E. Oil Paint & Var- 




nish Co., varnish . 


17.00 


Geo. F. Leach, sheeting 


1.70 


Insurance on Buildings: 




Edward B. Kelley . 


30.07 


Charles H. Pope . 


12.42 


Butler Bros 


83.09 



780.01 



125.58 

Hose: 

B. W. H. & R. Co. . . 600.00 

Stationery, Printing and Postage: 

H. B. McArdle . . . 7.00 

H. M. Dolbeare . . . 5.00 

Scott Printing Co. . . 4.00 16.00 

* : 

Telephones: 

N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. . 104.40 

Other Expenses: 

Amer. Ex. Co., express 
Mary Hurley, typewrit. 
J. R. Reid, use of team 
E. B. Nye, tuning piano 
John Fraughton, expenses 
Boston and return (2) 

B. Flanders, carting hose 

C. G. Morrill Ice Co., ice 
Geo. H. Taylor, supplies 
A. B. Comins, express . 

•Henry A. Feindel, use of 

team and repairs . 
R. P. Reid, use of horse 
Wm. E. Cade, misc. exp. 
John B. Gaffey, damage 

to clothes .... 



Balance Dec. 31 '15 



.66 




3.00 




6.00 




2.00 




2.80 




1.00 




4.55 




2.79 




4.35 




6.00 




7.50 




3.00 




1.50 


45.15 




15,670.51 




26.57 




15,697.08 15,697.08 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



221 



Appropriation 



FIRE ALARM 



CREDIT 



DEBIT 



1,200.00 



Transferred to Light Dept. 

"General" 

Labor as per payrolls 
H. S. Sorenson, repairs . 
Enterprise Rub. Co., repairs 
Chandler & Farquhar, repairs 
Light Dept., petty cash . 
John J. Forbes Co., repairs . 
Elec. Maintenance Co., repairs 
Pettingill Andrews Co., sup. 
Arthur T. Locke, lumber 
J. Wallace Grace, supplies 
J. Laybolt, supplies . 
Geo. H. Taylor, supplies . 
Western Electric Co., ancest- 
ors, wire 

Gamewell Fire Alarm Co., 

gong, box, etc 

O. H. Starkweather, use auto 
Braman Dow & Co., supplies 
C. A. Winther Co., gate valve 
Crosby Straw Gauge & Valve 

Co., globe valve . 
Lucas Bros., clock and repairs 
R. T. Lapp, repairs . 
Holt Elec. Insurance Works, 

repairs on meter . 
Bonney & Dutton 
Sanitas Mfg Co., pipe 
Edward Caldwell, shades 
Geo. H. Buckminster, wire, 

torch 

H. A. Feindel, repair lines 
Edw. H. Hitchcock, batteries 
Simplex W. & C. Co., wire 
Cochrane Chem. Co., vitriol 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 



58.56 

536.94 

7.95 

8.57 

1.28 

12.10 
5.50 
8.35 
1.47 
9.26 
2.00 
2.85 

15.79 

53.11 



94.81 


5.00 


3.17 


4.90 


34.50 


10.00 


9.75 


1.00 


1.45 


2.52 


1.50 


76.58 


2.37 


1.35 


189.85 


8.08 


1,170.56 


29.44 


1,200.00 1,200.00 



222 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



GYPSY AND BROWN-TAIL MOTH DEPARTMENT 

CREDIT 
Appropriation .... 6,000.00 



DEBIT 



Salary and Wages: 

W. W. Whittredge, Supt. 
Labor as per payrolls . 

Insecticides: 

State Foresters Office . 
Light Dept. 



Hardware and Tools: 

Geo. H. Taylor . . . 
W. M. Farwell, hose . 
Brackett, Shaw & Lunt, 
Co., nozzles .... 
C. S. Knowles, sharp, saws 

Other Expenses: 

H. M. Dolbeare, printing . 

E. I. Purrington, repair- 
ing pump, etc. . 

Killorin Con. Co., pitch . 

Light Dept., tar 

Am. Oil & Gas. Co., gaso. 

L.'H. Kirk, cement . 

Fitzhenry-Guptill Co., pack. 

J. Wallace Grace, paint . 

J. J. Hughes, labor . 

Lizzie M. Jenkins, cler. ser. 

C. F. Hartshorne & Son, ins. 

Com. of Massachusetts, re- 
pairs on sprayer 

A. B. Comins .... 
Balance Dec. 31, '15 



607.50 
3,076.11 3,683.61 



363.72 




.60 


364.32 


11.74 




68.00 




24.00 




5.20 


108.94 



3.50 



24.58 




2.00 




1.80 




20.30 




1.00 




4.90 




4.95 




3.00 




1.25 




14.40 




92.91 




.90 


175.49 




4,332.36 




1,667.64 



6,000.00 6,000.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 223 

INSPECTION OF BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT 

CREDIT 

Transferred from misc. fund 500.00 

DEBIT 
Salaries and Wages: 



Hoyt B. Parker, Mar. 16 to 








June 30, 1915 . . . 


129.15 






Cornelius Donovan, July 9 








to Dec. 31, 1915 . . . 


240.24 


369.39 




Other Expenses: 






H. M. Dolbeare, envelopes, 










15.10 






Hoyt B. Parker, supplies . 


1.00 






Cornelius Donovan, postage 


2.69 


18.79 






388.18 




Balance Dec. 31, '15 




111.82 






500.00 


500.00 



SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES DEPT. 
SALARY OF SEALER 

CREDIT 



Appropriation .... 




100.00 


DEBIT 






Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 






Albert A. Mansfield, July 1 






to Dec. 31, 1915 . . 


50.00 




Balance Dec. 31, '15 


50.00 






100.00 


100.00 



DEPARTMENT EXPENSES 

CREDIT 

Appropriation .... 75.00 

By transfer from misc. fund 49.35 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
Printing and Advertising: 

H. M. Dolbeare . . . 11.63 

A. W. Brownell . . . 3.25 14.88 



224 TOWN OF 


WAKEFIELD 


Other Expenses: 




W. G. Skinner, express . 


.70 


James Ryan, steel stamps 


4.00 


Fairbanks & Co., equip. 


55.85 


Hobbs & Warren, record 




book 


5.50 


Amer. Ex. Co., express 


.30 


W. & L. E. Gurley, drills, 




etc 


1.87 


W. W. Bessey & Son 




use of team 


41.25 109.47 



124.35 



TREE WARDEN DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF WARDEN 

CREDIT 



Appropriation 



DEBIT 



Payments on Selectmen's Warrant: 
Frank T. Woodbury, Mar. 1 
to Dec. 31, 1915 . . . 
Balance Dec. 31, '15 



20.83 
4.17 



25.00 



Appropriation 



DEPARTMENT EXPENSES 

CREDIT 

DEBIT 



124.35 



25.00 



25.00 



575.00 



Wages as per payrolls . 




377.91 




Other Expenses: 








Scott Printing Co., printing 


2.25 






Wanamaker & Feindel, 








hardware .... 


10.00 






Killorin Con. Co., use of 










115.84 


128.09 






506.00 




Balance Dec. 31, '15 




69.00 






575.00 


575.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 225 

FOREST WARDEN DEPARTMENT 

CREDIT 
Appropriation .... 250.00 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 

Labor as per payrolls . . 249.88 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 .12 



250.00 250.00 



RIFLE RANGE ACCOUNT 

CREDIT 
Appropriation .... 550.00 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
Bay State Mil. Rifle Ass'n, 

use of range 1914 . 
Bay State Mil. Rifle Ass'n, 

use of range 1915 . 
Bay State Mil. Rifle Ass'n, 

room rent .... 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 



BOARD OF HEALTH DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF BOARD 

CREDIT 

Appropriation 1914. . . . 100.00 

Appropriation 1915 .. . 100.00 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
Joseph W. Heath, chairman 

Mar. 1, '14 to Mar. 1, '15 33.34 

Joseph W. Heath, chairman 

Mar. 1, '15 to Dec. 31, '15 27.78 61.12 



269.78 




184.76 




20.00 


■** 


474.54 




75.46 




550.00 


550.00 



Augustus D. Jenkins, Sec'y 

Mar. 1, '14 to Mar. 1, '15 33.33 

Augustus D. Jenkins, Sec'y 

Mar. 1, '15 to Dec. 31, '15 27.78 61.11 



226 TOWN OF 


WAKEFIELD 




David Taggart 

Mar. 1, '14 to Mar. 1, '15 
David Taggart 

Mar. 1, '15 to Dec. 31, '15 




33.33 

27.78 61.11 




Balance Dec. 31, '15 


*T El 

EDIT 


16.66 






200.00 


200.00 


DEPARTMEr 

CR 

Appropriation .... 
Refund City of Boston . 


CPENSES 


3,600.00 
30.00 



DEBIT 



Transfer to Highway Dept., 

(cleaning brook) 
Postage and Stationery: 

H. M. Dolbeare 

David Taggart, sundries . 

Printing and Advertising: 

H. M. Dolbeare 
Scott Printing Co. 

Contagious Diseases: 

City of Somerville, board 
City of Boston, board . 
Bonney&Dutton, medicines 
W. B. Hunt Co., medicines 
Wm. C. Walker, groceries . 
City of Boston, hosp. care 
S. B. of Charity, hosp. care 
City of Maiden, hosp. care 
J. J. Curley, loss of wages 
Town of Templeton, for aid 
Guy McLain, use of auto 
O. H. Fessenden, ambulance 
L. E. Bennett, fuel 
Geo. W. Abbott, printing . 
Elmer E. Ames, use of auto 

Tuberculosis Expenses (outside) 

Wm. C. Walker, groceries 
C. L. Sopher, M.D., services 
Bonney&Dutton, medicines 
Rutland State San., board 
Allow, to various persons 



11.75 

1.85 



24.25 
3.00 



30.00 

38.57 

18.74 

6.97 

10.71 

111.43 

126.50 

35.14 

45.00 

68.15 

17.00 

7.00 

3.15 

3.75 

3.00 

27.72 

2.00 

2.50 

437.84 

364.50 



137.40 



13.60 



27.25 



525.11 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 227 

Margaret Sullivan, rent . 24.00 

Water Dept., water rates . 4.50 

L. E. Bennett, fuel . . 37.33 

Morse A. Esner, clothing . 28.37 

Guissippi Sullo, groceries . 66.71 

Pearson & Spear, milk . 4.59 

E. E. Lee & Co., groceries 17.91 

Richard Dutton, M.D., serv. 27.50 

Lakeville State San., board 9.57 

S. E. Ryder & Co., med. sup. 50.55 

W. L. Finney, groceries . 21.45 

W. F. Simpson, groceries . 29.44 

Frank Lanzillo, milk . . 10.98 

City of Camb., hosp. care 87.44 

E. M. Halligan, M.D., serv. 10.00 

Peter Thebault, rent . . 10.00 

Guy McLain, auto hire . 12.00 

Dennis White, car fares . 5.35 

Charles Jordan, M.D. serv. 5.00 

S. B. of Charity, board 42.50 

Waltham Hospital, board . 57.00 1,396.75 

Dispensary Expenses, Furniture, etc.: 

Jordan, Marsh & Co., desk 22.50 

E. F. Mahady Co., scale 14.80 

Jenkins-Phipps, waste bask. 3.00 

G. W. Beasley, supplies . 1.33 

E. Caldwell, furniture . . 50.50 
G. H. Taylor, light, equip. 9.95 
W. A. Prescott, carpenter 2.83 
Light Dept., light ... .36 
Geo. H. Taylor, rent July 

2 to Dec. 1 . 75.00 

L. L. McMaster, supplies . 12.70 

Mrs. C. W. West, supplies 6.52 

J. Cunningham & Son, bag 6.00 

F. H. Thomas & Co. s'tetho, 6.11 
Visiting Nurse Ass'n serv- 
ices nurse 1 month . . 40.00 251.60 

Fumigation: 

Augustus D. Jenkins, serv. 

Oct. 27, '14-Dec. 14, '15 171.00 
International Chem. Co., 

germ destroyer . . . 32.93 203.93 



228 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Cleaning Brooks: 

Labor as per payroll . 
H. A. Feindel, brick, etc. 
Patrick Hurton 

Inspection of Meat: 

James R. Reid, services 
Nov. 27, '14-Dec. 3, '15 

Sanitor Inspector: 

David Taggart, services 

posting cards 
Investigating compl a i n t s 

Oct. 3, '14 to June 3, '15 



128.39 
33.20 
1.50 163.09 



168.75 



198.00 



84.40 282.40 



Burying Dogs and Cats: 






Various persons 




21.00 


Other Expenses: 






Geo. W. Abbott, printing 






(milk inspector) 


2.25 




T. C. Fife, case (milk insp.) 


2.77 




H. M. Dolbeare, printing 






and advertising 


15.40 


20.42 


Bonney & Dutton, vac, etc. 


3.12 




C. Latimer, express 


.50 




American Ex. Co., express 


1.42 




Geo. W. Abbott, printing 


5.75 




Geo. L. Flint, signs . 


6.00 


16.79 






3,228.09 


Balance Dec. 31, '15 




401.91 



3,630.00 3,630.00 



INSPECTOR OF PLUMBING 



CREDIT 

Appropriation .... 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
David Taggart, Jan. 1 to 
Dec. 31, '15 ... 



600.00 



600.00 



600.00 



600.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 


229 


INSPECTOR OF ANIMALS 




CREDIT 




Appropriation .... 


200.00 


DEBIT 




Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 




Palmer Corbett, Mar. 1 to 




Dec. 31, '15 ... . 166.67 




Balance Dec. 31, '15 33.33 




200.00 


200.00 



INSPECTOR OF MILK 

CREDIT 
Appropriation .... 200.00 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
Carl M. Smith, Apr. 1 to 

Dec. 31, '15 ... . 150.00 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 50.00 



200.00 200.00 



COLLECTION OF GARBAGE 

CREDIT 
Appropriation .... 1,200.00 

DEBIT 
Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
Thomas I. Paon, Jan. 1 to 

Nov. 30, '15 . . . . 1,100.00 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 100.00 



1,200.00 ' 1,200.00 
HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF SUPT. OF STREETS 

CREDIT 
Appropriation .... 2,000.00 

DEBIT 
Payments on Selectmen's Warrants : 
O. H. Starkweather, Jan. 1, 

to Dec. 31, '15 . . . 2,000.00 



2,000.00 2,000.00 



230 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



GENERAL HIGHWAYS 



CREDIT 



Appropriation .... 
Transfer from Health Dept. . 
Transfer from Construe. Acct 
Transfer from Ins. Acct (fire) 
Refund (Stoneham Tool Co.) 



29,400.00 

137.40 

642.00 

45.63 

6.90 



DEBIT 



Payments on Selectmen's Warrants : 

Harold M. Miller, clerk . 516.56 

Office Expenses: 

N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co., tele. 23.84 

H. M Dolbeare, printing, 

stamps 22.70 

C. C. Hagar Co., ink stand 1.10 

W. A. Prescott, box . . 4.14 

B. L. Makepeace, supplies . 2.67 

Brown-Howland Co. suppl. 3.64 58.09 



Labor and Teams: 






Labor as per payrolls . 


12,538.59 




Teams as per payrolls . 


3,568.78 


16,107.37 


Gravel, Stone, etc. 






Charles Doyle . 


458.00 




Bay State St. Ry. Co. . 


29.95 




William J. Lee 


33.60 




Dennis Greany . 


45.40 




G. F. Mildram . . . 


41.64 




Killorin Contracting Co. 


17.00 




Judson Hunt 


35.80 


661.39 



Equipment and Repairs: 

Wanamaker & Feindel 
A. W. Chesterton Co.. . 
N. E. Road Machine Co. . 
Stoneham Tool & Mach. Co. 
Daniel Russell Boiler Works 
George H .Taylor . 
Harold L. Bond Co. 
Var. per., lab. on crusher 
Oakes & Dow Co. . 
J. Wallace Grace . 
Auburn Ignition Mfg Co. . 
Barbour — Stockwell Co. 
Roberts Iron Wks Co. . 



65.56 

81.32 

203.13 

6.90 

3.75 
11.47 
15.80 
40.88 

1.50 
11.44 

1.08 
10.00 
17.95 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



231 



O'Brien Awning Co. . 
Heywood Bros. & W. Co. 
Lead Lined Iron Pipe Co. . 

E. I. Purrington . 

Buff. Steam Roll. Co., roller 
J. Laybolt . . . 

Hay, Grain and Straw: 

Curley Bros 

L. H. Kirk 

W. H. Grant .... 

Auto Expense: 

Standard Oil Co. of N. Y 
Geo. W. McBride . . 
Var. persons, labor on auto 
Oakes & Dow Co. . 
Paul H. Taylor . . . 
Alden Speare's Sons Co. 
Jos. J. Hughes . 
W. W. Wilder . . . 
Gulf Refining Co. . 

All Other General Expenses: 

W. H. Grant, shoeing . 
W. D. Langiel, stable suppl. 
S. 0. Co., N. Y., oil and gas 
Bonney & Button, medicine 
Morgan Bond Co., blankets 
H. A. Feindel, lumber, pipe 

supplies 

Otto Johnson, painting 
Ingersoll Sargent Drill Co., 

supplies .... 
H. A. Simonds (1914) pay- 
master . - . 
Wake. Mun. Lgt Plant, coke 
Stoneham Tool & Machine 

Co., machine work . 
G. M. Kelley, repairs . 
American Ex. Co., express 
J. W. Grace, pipe, supplies 
Edw. S. Hitchcock, supplies 
B. & M. R.R., freight . . 
A. B. Comins, express . 
A. W. Chesterton, supplies 

F. P. Sturges, vet. serv. . 
Dr. P. Corbett, vet. serv. . 



13.50 
20.25 

2.54 

12.60 

1,700.00 

4.60 



375.92 

282.10 

15.00 



32.50 
30.25 
56.75 
3.60 
35.25 
16.70 
57.95 
26.00 
11.70 



37.75 
8.00 

37.85 
3.60 

12.74 

325.98 
1.60 

12.69 

54.00 
1.50 

31.20 
1.90 
2.07 

71.53 
1.60 

43.80 
9.25 
8.99 
3.00 

29.00 



2,224.27 



673.02 



270.70 



232 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Wakefield Harness Co., 
stable supplies 

N. E. Road Mach. Co., sup. 

John Eisenmann, brooms . 

J. J. Forbes Co., wire . 

H. I. Dallman Co., brooms 

John C. Kallenberg, stone- 
bounds .... 

H. L. Bond Co., tools & sup. 

H. B. & W. Co., mach. work 

Alden Speare's Sons Co., 
oil, etc 

A. C. Verge, supplies . 

Cotter's Express, express . 

J. Laybolt, supplies 

P. F. McDonald & Co., 
iron and steel 

W. A. Prescott, billboard 

Geo. H. Taylor, supplies . 

Barbour Stockwell Co., 
signs ...... 

Merrimac Foundry & Mach. 
Co., catch-basin covers . 

Chas. Ferguson, boiler insp. 

Wanamaker & Feindel, la- 
bor and supplies 

Wakefield Planing Mill Co., 
supplies 

L. L. I. P. Co., mach. work 

G. W. Beasley, supplies . 

Perry, Buxton & Doane Co., 
pipe 

N. E. Metal Culvert Co., 
culverts . 

J. J. Hughes, supplies . 

Walworth Mfg. Co., suppl. 

Roberts Iron Wks Co., sup. 

Killorin Contact. Co., coal 

Chas. F. Young, signs . 

Bowser & Co., supplies . 

Thomas Hickey, pipe 

John Toomey, coal . 

American Tar Co., tar 

Curley Bros., pipe . 

T. E. Giles, repairs . 

Wakefield Water Dept., 
water rates .... 



24.95 
14.50 
15.00 
3.00 
14.70 

25.00 
212.74 

8.40 

38.98 

1.70 

.25 

15.61 

49.70 

1.15 

11.68 

13.25 

120.00 
13.00 

126.70 

.60 

27.25 

4.96 

17.88 

15.12 

15.91 

10.44 

3.50 

32.01 

5.00 

.27 

18.00 

38.75 

265.16 

134.64 

.75 

30.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



233 



L. E. Bennett, coal 
Am. Solidified Oil Wks, oil 
Butler Bros., fire insurance 
L. J. Gordon, fire insurance 
Chas. E. Walton, paymaster 
R. S. Hoffman & Co., fire 
insurance .... 
C. S. Knowles, repairs . 
C. H. Playdon, vet. serv. 

Sidewalks and Curbing : 

Labor as per payrolls . 
Teams as per payrolls . 
J. C. Kallenberg, curbing . 
Wake. Mun. Lgt Plant, tar 
James D. Shurman, sand . 
H. A. Feindel, cement, etc. 
• Simpson Bros. Corporation, 

contract 

Wakefield Cement Stone 

Co., contract 
Charles Doyle, contract 

Compensation Insurance: 

James C. Ide, compen. ins 
Travelers Insurance Co., 
compensation insurance 
Snow and Ice Removal: 
Labor as per payrolls . 
Teams as per payrolls . 
Killorin Contract. Co., sand 
Wanamaker & Feindel, rep. 
Charles Doyle, sand . 
H. A. Feindel, repairs 
J. R. Reid, sand 

Street Signs: 

Falcon Sign Co., signs . 
Oil, etc.: 

Barrett Mfg. Co., "Tarvia" 
Alden Speare's Sons Co., oil 
John Baker, Jr., oil . 
Headley Good Roads Co., oil 
B. & M. R.R., demurrage . 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 



130.65 

.50 

11.88 

1.17 

55.00 

32.58 
.20 
3.00 2,263.58 



567.26 

344.12 

294.56 

545.69 

42.00 

41.85 

7.00 

2.50 

1.00 



333.23 

17.50 
195.42 

21.55 

21.00 

86.73 

927.33 

364.75 

285.60 2,253.11 



911.38 



934.60 



45.00 

1,335.71 
825.22 
569.22 

573.86 3,304.01 
2.00 



30,224.08 

7.85 



30,231.93 30,231.93 



234 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



'LOWELL ST." CONSTRUCTION ACCOUNT 



Appropriation 



CREDIT 



DEBIT 



Payments on Selectmen's Warrants : 

Labor as per payrolls . 

Teams as per payrolls . 
Other Expenses: 

N. E. Road Machine Co., 

steel dies .... 117.00 

H. L. Bond Co., exploders 37.09 

A. Speare's Sons Co., grease 20.58 

B. & M. R.R., freight . . .84 
Standard Oil Co., oil and 

gasoline 183.67 

John Toomey, coal . . . 63.93 

Geo. H. Taylor, supplies . 11.83 

J. Wallace Grace, supplies 1.12 

Barrett Mfg Co., "Tarvia" 633.16 

Jun. Beebe, stone & gravel 233.40 

A. B. Comins, express . . .25 

G. W. Beasley, supplies . 2.20 

H. A. Feindel, lumber etc. 37.39 

H. B. & W. Co.,mac,h. work 6.00 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 



6,000.00 



3,722.12 
914.44 



1,348.46 

"5^985^02 

14.98 



6,000.00 6,000.00 



PERMANENT HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION 

Main Street and North Avenue 

CREDIT 
Appropriation under Article 8 6,000.00 

DEBIT 
Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 

Labor as per payrolls . . 2,884.83 

Teams as per payrolls . . 967.66 

S. O. Co. of N. Y., oil & gas. 80.22 

Gulf Refining Co., oil & gas. 11.20 

Alden Speare's Sons Co., oil 6.47 

Barrett Mfg Co., "Tarvia" 1,281.91 

John Toomey, coal . . . 55.10 

Thomas Hickey, coal . . 26.74 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



235 



Winchester Rock & Brick 
Co., stone .... 
Garlock Pack. Co., supplies 
G. P. Anderson & Co., waste 
Edw. S. Hitchcock, batteries 
Transferred to "Gen. High- 
way" by vote of the 
Selectmen (advance on 
crushing stone) . 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 



30.39 
1.42 
9.18 
2.00 



642.00 2,146.63 



STREET PATROL 

CREDIT 
Appropriation .... 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants : 
Labor as per payrolls . 
N. E. Road Machine Co., 
patrol cart .... 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 



5,999.12 



6,000.00 6,000.00 



975.47 

20.00 

995.47 
4.53 



1,000.00 



1,000.00 1,000.00 



Note: — $96.26 in addition to the above account, was taken from 
the Gen. Highways account, for this work, by vote of the Selectmen. 

POOR DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF BOARD 

CREDIT 



Appropriation 



DEBIT 



Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 

Hugh Connell, chairman 

Mar. 1 to Dec 31, '15 . 

Albert D. Cate, Secretary 

Mar. 1 to Dec 31, '15 . 

Geo. E. Zwicker, Mar." 1 to 

Dec. 31, '15 ... . 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 



83.33 
83.33 
83.33 



300.00 



249.99 
50.01 



300.00 



300.00 



236 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



SALARY OF CLERK 

CREDIT 



Appropriation 



DEBIT 



Daniel H. Regan, Mar. 1 to 

Dec. 31, '15 ... . 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 



DEPARTMENT EXPENSES 



75.00 



62.50 
12.50 



75.00 



75.00 



CREDIT 

Appropriation .... 

Refund (Town of Templeton) 
Transfer from Insurance acct 

DEBIT 

Stationery, Printing and Postage: 

Albert D. Cate .... 
Hobbs & Warren 
H. M. Dolbeare . . . 
L. L. McMaster 



Other Administration Expenses: 

N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. . . 
Albert D. Cate, expenses . 
Hugh Connell, expenses 
H. M. Dolbeare, repairs on 
stamp 

Groceries and Provisions: 

Felix Drobneck 
Wm. C. Walker 
L. Finney 
Guiliano DiMauro 
Caspaire D'Agata 
Sabitina Storti . 
Antonio Domico 
A. C. Verge . 
W. F. Simpson . 
City of Lynn 
G. Sullo . . . 
Frank Lanzillo 
Ralph DeCecca 
Geo. W. Reid . 



6.80 
2.02 
3.20 
1.40 



24.04 
4.92 
5.45 

.80 



10.00 
634.33 

36.39 

14.50 
180.50 

13.00 
5.49 
2.50 
2.50 

14.00 

41.50 
8.10 
7.50 

36.67 



14,000.00 

41.67 
75.56 



13.42 



35.21 



1,006.98 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



237 



Coal and Wood: 




Thomas Hickey 


173.25 




1.00 




40.10 


T. E. Cox & Son . . . 


87.50 


Medicines and Medical Attendance: 




Bonney & Button . 


5.70 


Wakefield Visiting Nurse . 


45.75 


Richard Button 


18.75 


J. A. O'Leary .... 


33.50 


C. E. Montague 


58.75 


Mrs. J. B. Beveau, nursing 


10.00 


Chas. Button .... 


10.00 


Elwin H. Wells . . . 


13.00 


Mass. General Hospital 


21.45 


F. T. Woodbury . . . 


11.25 


J. W. Heath .... 


28.75 



State Institutions: 

Commonwealth of Mass. 
Board of Charity . 

Board and Care: 



152.15 
58.00 



Hattie M. Hardacre 


260.00 


Mrs. C. H. Brown . 


122.58 


Annie Fogarty . 


103.15 


John F. Conway 


86.88 


Children's Hospital 


25.85 


Katherine Boucette 


18.00 


Melrose Hospital 


110.68 


C. W^Carpenter 


1.20 


City of Boston . 


70.00 


Wm. C. Walker . . 


2.90 


Waltham Hospital . 


41.43 


City of Lynn . 


8.00 


Mary A. Morgan . 


21.79 


Various persons 


461.22 


All Other: 




Oliver Walton, burial . 


38.00 


E. J. Gihon, rent 


16.00 


Wm. T. Regan est., boots <£ 


i 




90.05 


Jos. Petrillo, rent . 


16.00 


Chas. Cloudman, rent . 


36.00 


S. Bulong, Jr., rent 


20.00 


Mrs. E. McManimen, rent 


40.40 


O. H. Fessenden, burial 


36.00 



301.85 



256.90 



210.15 



1,333.68 



238 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Wm. A. Hickey, rent 


. . 136.00 


James Coleman, rent 


. . 39.00 


Antonio Domico, rent 


. . 16.00 


0. Paquitte, hat 


. . 2.95 


The Elite, shoes 


. . 105.81 


John Perkins est., rent 


. . 9.50 


F. N. Joslin & Co., dre 


iss . 10.65 


Bowser & Co., dry goo 


ds . 2.59 


Peter Thebault, rent 


. . 20.00 


C. F. Carlson, bedding 


. . 15.26 


Wm. H. Butler, burial 


3 . 85.00 


Geo. H. Stout, rent . 


14.00 


Hugh Connell, expense 


s . 4.60 


Relief by Other Cities: 




City of Boston . 


224.52 


Chelsea Poor Dept. . 


107.31 


City of Maiden 


54.00 


City of Lynn 


248.08 


City of Melrose 


13.71 


City of Lawrence . 


47.00 


City of Somerville . 


5.00 


City of Haverhill 


27.00 



Relief by Other Towns: 

Town of Ashburnham 
Town of Saugus 



58.82 
39.50 



Mothers' Aid by Town of Wakefield: 

Various persons 
Mothers' Aid by Other Cities and Towns: 

City of Woburn 
Refund: 

Town of Templeton, refund 



753.81 



726.62 

98.32 

3,038.10 

355.00 

41.67 



ALMSHOUSE EXPENSES 



Salaries and Wages: 

Geo. H. Hallowell, supt. 
Labor as per payroll . 
Groceries and Provisions: 
W. L. Finney . 
The Vermont Supply Co. 
F. C. Small & Co. . . 
W. P. Whitehead . . 
A. W. Achorn . 
A. C. Verge . 
Chas. M. McCarthy 



637.53 
610.49 

80.67 

94.44 

12.74 

80.02 

152.64 

250.16 

165.47 



1,248.02 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



239 



E. E. Gray Co. . . 
Gowing's Market 
W. H. Eaton . 
Curley Bros. 
Junction Market Inc. 
John E. Anderson . 
Chas. Crompton & Sons 



Other Almshouse Expenses: 

Crescent Laun. Co., laundry 
Nicola Piorvillo, sharpening; 
C. E. Whitaker, subscript. 
Bonney & Button, medicine 
Badger Fire Extinguisher 

Co., extinguishers 
Smith & Anthony Co., rep. 
Mel. W. W. Laun., laundry 
N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co., tele. 



67.24 

120.39 

11.43 

53.25 

81.82 
30.68 

2.75 



Dry Goods and Clothing: 




People's Clothing Store 


39.55 


J. T. Paine .... 


.50 




35.60 


Wm. T. Regan est. . . . 


4.25 


Mrs. Chas. W. West 


7.43 


The Elite 


9.60 


Repair of Buildings: 




Geo. H. Taylor, repairs 


4.70 


Thos. P. Loughlin, repairs . 


39.84 


Wm. E. Knox, repairs . 


4.98 


Michael J. Hallissey, mason 


30.59 


Geo. W. Smith, whiten, rms. 


11.00 


A. M. Baxter, paper hng. 


23.98 


J. W. Bailey & Son Co., shelf 


1.50 


Thos. F. Swan, wall paper 


23.22 


Otto Johnson, painting 


12.63 


A. T. Locke, lumber . 


4.29 


J. Wallace Grace, paint 


1.35 


H. A. Feindel, repairs . 


40.00 


J. Laybolt, supplies 


22.76 


Fuel and Light: 




Wake. Mun. L. Plant, light 


25.58 


Curley Bros., coal . 


329.84 


Hay and Grain: 




Curley Bros., feed . 


313.78 


L. H. Kirk, . . . . . 


241.55 


A. H. Brown & Bros., grain 


10.50 



58.20 
1.50 
1.00 
6.75 

33.00 

98.00 

3.50 

32.16 



1,203.70 



96.93 



220.84 



355.42 



565.83 



240 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Dan E. Fessenden, blankets 5.55 

Wm. Skinner, dressing . 2.00 

J. W. Mclnnis, lamps . . 5.12 

Standard Chemical C o., 

soap powder .... 20.78 

E. E. Mills, cows . . . 300.00 

M — A Ice Co., ice etc. . 48.93 

Wanamaker & Feindel, rep. 18.50 

W. B. Hunt Co., drugs, etc. 29.28 

W. W. Wilder, paint, wagon 12.00 

E. C. North, shoeing . 14.05 

A. B. Mcintosh, repairs . 8.50 

Ash Ghem. Co., disinfect. 9.50 

G. F. Hallowell, supplies . 8.60 

Thos. P. Loughlin, repairs . 17.20 

Ideal Matt. Mfg Co., matt. 2.75 

G. W. Beasley, supplies . 14.54 

Chas. H. Wright, supplies . 1.40 
Wakefield Water Dept., 

water rates .... 40.00 

Ames Imp. & S'd Co., seeds 54.66 

C. W. Eaton, exam, title . 5.00 

Maxwell Harness Co., collars 12.00 

J. Laybolt, supplies . . 26.32 

Mass. State Prison, matt. 36.00 

H. M. Dolbeare, printing . 2.25 

J. A. Bancroft, plan . . 2.00 

Moth Dept., spraying trees 7.00 

E. Caldwell, furniture . 40.80 

Mass. Reformatory, beds . 66.00 

Geo. H. Scovell, insurance 51.00 

Lewis J. Gordon, insurance 24.56 

W. W. Bessey & Son, team 2.00 

Milay Soap Co., soap . . 17.50 

Palmer Corbett, services . 4.00 

G. M. Kelley, shoeing, etc. 39.06 1,182.96 



13,045.41 
Balance Dec. 31, '15 1,071.82 



14,117.23 14,117.23 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



241 



Appropriation 



STATE AID 
CREDIT 

DEBIT 



Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
Cash pay. as per payrolls 
Balance Dec. 31, '15 



MILITARY AID 



CREDIT 



Appropriation .... 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
Cash pay. as per vouchers 
Balance Dec. 31, '15 



SOLDIERS' RELIEF 



CREDIT 



Appropriation 



DEBIT 



Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
Cash pay. as per vouchers 
O. H. Fessenden, amb. use 
J. A. Meloney, travel, exp. 
City of Boston, hosp. care 
Balance Dec. 31, '15 



2,952.00 
548,00 



70.00 
230.00 



300.00 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 



3,500.00 



3,500.00 3,500.00 



300.00 



300.00 



3,800.00 



3,364.00 






5.00 






1.25 






14.29 


3,384.54 
415.46 






3,800.00 


3,800.00 



CREDIT 



Appropriation .... 
Transferred from Insur. fund 



82,900.00 
1,216.98 



242 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

DEBIT 
GENERAL EXPENSES 

Salaries: 

W. B. Atwell, supt. schools 2,149.98* 

Gertrude V. Lofstrom, clerk 523.33 

Mary Brehaut, sub. clerk 10.00 

Albert D. Cate, att. officer 499.47 3,182.78 

Other Administration Expenses: 

Amer. School Board Jour. 1.50 
Atkinson, Mentzer & Co., 

paper ...... 1.42 

Atwell, W. B., travel, exp. 84.76 
Ault & Wiborg Co., carbon 

paper 3.00 

Beasley, Geo. W., mantles .25 

Brown-Howland Co., cards 9.35 

Cate, Albert D., travel, exp. 9.90 

Cohen, Sydney S., desk pad 1.00 

Dearborn, S. B., envelopes . 15.62 

D. Union Stamp Co., stamp 1.75 

Dudley, Dana, key . . . .15 

Eaton, Geo. W., matches . .05 

Falcon Press, print, reports 25.00 

Farquhar, D., bind, regis. 4.50 

Flanley, J. W., heirs, rent 180.00 

Greenough, W. S., let. heads 5.50 
Guarnaccia, Charles, asst. 

census taker .... 5.80 

Hammett, J. L., Co., env. 7.67 

Holmes, Mary, clean, office 25.50 

Howe, Chas. H., travel, exp 5.77 

Johnson, Otto, paint, sign 2.50 

McArdle, H. B., eraser filler .20 

McMaster, L. L., miscell. 7.60 

Neostyle Co., neostyle sup. 12.50 

N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co., serv. 158.03 

O'Connell, Thomas G., env. 42.48 

Prescott, W. A., repairs . .60 

Taylor, Geo. H., miscell. 2.30 

Wakefield Daily Item, print. 12.50 

Wakefield M. L. P., gas . 5.88 
Wright & Potter Printing 

Co., school blanks . . 1.10 634.18 

* Balance of salary see Practical Arts. 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 24a 


EXPENSES OF INSTRUCTION 


High School: 


Charles H. Howe . . . 2,200.00 


John B. Sawyer 






1,540.00 


A. A. Fulton . . 






500.00 


Helen W. Poor . 






900.00 


R. D. Arnold . . 






920.00 


Fred H. Harvey 






338.63 


Elizabeth Ingram . 






788.50 


Camilla Moses . 






800.00 


Ethel G. Reed . . 






810.50 


Ethelyn M. Pattee 






800.00 


Grace C .Emerson 






798.00 


Helen F. Gilmore 






800.00 


Louisa Moulton 






385.13 


A. Irene Goddard 






280.00 


Addie M. Bucksey 






280.00 


Margaret A. Ryan 






800.00 


Anne Carroll 






720.00 


Alfred E. Preble 






1,200.00 


M. Alice Ryan . 






800.00 


Harriet Bigelow . 






280.00 


Anna Kelly . . 






390.00 


Grace Ryan 






155.26 


Anna Burke 






171.88 


Mary Brehaut . 






112.50 16,770.40 


Lincoln School: 




T. Frank Shea .... 1,400.00 


Fannie E. Carter 






700.00 


Sarah E. Wilkins 






390.00 


Emma Locke . 






240.00 


Eunice W. Fobes 






650.00 


Clara E. Davidson 






650.00 


M. Emma Vinal 






625.00 


Jessie S. Dyer . 






650.00 


Isabel M. Elliot 






455.00 


Bernice E. Hendrickso 1 


n 


650.00 


Glennah M. Shepard 




577.83 


Mary I. Hawkins . 




140.56 


Hannah J. Ardill . 




569.18 


Carolyn Burbank . 




565.00 


Ethalene Barnard . 




358.50 


Persis A. Richardson 




565.07 


M. Lillian Edmands 




459.12 


Mary F. Wade . 


• 




160.00 9,805.26 



244 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 


Warren School: 




M. Annie Warren . . . 900.00 




Mildred Munsey 




120.00 




Olive M. Brownell . 




582.13 




Mary Kalaher . 




650.00 




Bessie E. David 




633.36 




Irene Norton . 




645.13 




Lillian A. Shaffer . 




644.32 




Mary E. C. Geagan 




650.00 




Alice J. Kernan 




650.00 


5,474.94 


Hamilton School: 








Elizabeth Gardner . 




748.38 




Mary E. Kelly . 




641.88 




Florence B. Holt . 




625.00 




Mary C. Donovan . 




649.19 


2,664.45 


Greenwood School: 






Ross Vardon .... 1,294.31 




Per tie Gray 




634.57 




Lila P. McCormick 




642.29 




Hattie A. Blanchard 




625.00 




Mary L. Geary . 




534.89 




Laura A. Hart . 




625.00 




Susie E. Long . 




650.00 




Mercie M. Whittemore 


645.95 




Gertrude Howland . 


607.00 


6,259.01 


Hurd School: 




Harriet 0. Paine . . . 768.38 




Eva E. Howlett 






650.00 




Dorothy Murray 






357.00 




Marion F. Clapp 






239.25 




Mabelle Bartlett . 






623.44 


2,638.07 


Franklin School: 




Edward L. Hill .... 1,240.00 




Florence E. Arnold 




650.00 




Eliza V. Coburn . 




641.88 




Marion deC Ellis 






650.00 




Gertrude Sullivan 






575.00 




Maude L. Arnold 






649.19 




Katherine L. Kelly 






629.69 




Dorothy Packer 






643.50 




Elizabeth Poole 






360.00 




Ida F. Smith . 






313.69 




Alleda T. Neal . 






240.00 




Louise Pettingill 






185.51 


6,778.46 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



245 



Woodville School: 

Anna Hurley 
Ruth Hickey 



Text Books: 

Ainsworth & Company 
Allyn & Bacon .... 
American Book Company . 
Appleton, D., & Company . 
Babb, E. E., & Company . 
Dutton, E. P., & Company 
Farquhar, David 
Frontier Press Company . 
Funk & Wagnalls Company 
Ginn & Company . 
Gregg Publishing Company 



529.63 
525.00 



Montrose School: 




Helen Prescott . 


650.00 


Mary T. Dowling . 


525.00 


Prospect Street School: 




Mabel A. Kernan . 


642.70 


Addie R. Crosman . 


650.00 


Special Teachers: 




C. Albert Jones 


800.00 


Amy L. Butterfield 


735.95 


Rachel Ayer 


168.00 


Marjorie Brown ell . 


192.00 


Louise U. Ekman . 


694.75 


Joseph Fanck . 


1,140.00 


Nathalie Cutler 


12.00 


Mrs. Myrta Knight 


497.50 


John H. McMahon . 


100.00 


Substitutes: 




Helen Johnson 


25.00 


Mrs. Collins 


39.75 


Mrs. Florence Beane 


10.31 


Mrs. Charlotte Howes . 


19.51 


Marjorie Bunker . 


14.26 


Mrs. Bertha Phipps 


1.13 


Elizabeth Payne 


26.63 


Summer School; 




Mary Kalaher . 


60.00 


Eva E. Howlett . . 


48.00 


Ruth Hickey ... 


12.00 


Clara E. Davidson . 


60.00 



3.24 
13.39 

234.61 
22.84 

287.07 
11.10 
91.80 
29.11 
10.43 

355.67 
31.69 



1,054.63 



1,175.00 



1,292.70 



4,340.20 



136.59 



180.00 



246 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Heath, D. C, & Company 176.68 

Houghton, Mifflin Company 54.95 

Ingram, Elizabeth . . . 15.00 

Jones, C. Albert . . . 4.59 

Little, Brown & Company 41.41 

Longmans, Green & Co. .96 

Macmillan Company . . 140.99 

Merrill, Chas. E., Company 113.99 

Michelson, N., Company . 64.13 

Milton Bradley Company . 7.00 

Phonographic Institute Co. 40.27 

Sanborn, Benj. H., Co. 55.45 

Scribner's, Charles, Sons . 4.95 

Silver, Burdett Company . 45.44 1,856.76 

Supplies: 

Ault & Wiborg, carbon 

paper 3.00 

Babb, E. E., & Co., misc. 

supplies 154.31 

Bonney & Dutton, manual 

training supplies . . .46 

Brown-Howland Co., cards 5.73 

Butterfield, Amy L., draw- 
ing supplies .... .56 

Carroll, Anne, science sup. 3.60 

Carter's Ink Co., ink . . 43.70 

Chandler & Barber, manual 

training 28.17 

Cross, Anson K., pencils . .25 

D. Union Stamp Co., stamps 1.57 

Ginn & Co., fillers . . 20.36 

Grace, J. W., drawing sup. 2.38 

Gurney, G. F., & Co., man- 
ual training .... 1.38 

Hammett, J. L., Co., misc. 

supplies ...... 430.92 

Howard Hunt Pen Co., pens 17.50 

Hub Moulding Co., miscell. 3.60 

Jenkins-Phipps Co., manual 

training .54 

King, W. E., ink . . . 3.98 

Knott, L. E., Apparatus Co., 

chemistry .... 57.71 

Library Bureau, cards . . 7.69 

McArdle, H. B., miscell. . 33.03 

McKinley Publish. Co., maps 4.01 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 247 

Milton Bradley Co., misc., 

paper 318.96 

Morrill, G. H., Co., neo. ink .75 

Neostlye Co., neo. suppl. 30.89 

N. Y. Sch. of Meth. pamph, .95 

Preble, Alf. E., chem. sup. 2.99 

Rand, McNally Co, maps . 3.40 

Stimpson & Co., toi. paper 26.82 

Taylor, G. H., manual train. 43.64 

Vega Company, glue . . .87 

Wadsworth Howland Co., 

drawing supplies . 7.25 

Webster, F. S., Co., type- 
writer ribbons ... 1.25 

West, Mrs. Chas. W., cotton .13 

Woods, John M., & Co., 

lumber 167.90 1,436.90 



Janitor Service: 

Edw. E. Eaton, High school 825.93 

George Crocker, Asst. H. S. 243.00 

C. Whidden, Asst. H. S. 5.66 

G. Brockbank, Asst. H. S. 24.83 

W. Wentzell, Asst. H. S. 35.77 

J. H. Keough, jan. H. S. C. 29.00 1,164.19 

C. E. Newman, Lincoln Sc. 993.43 

C. E. Newman, Summer Sc. 15.00 

A. Heath, Warren School 528.36 

G. Couillard, Hamilton Sc. 230.80 

J. H. Ringer, Greenw'd Sc. 528.36 

J. H. Ringer, Summer Sc. 9.00 

W. W. Shedd, Hurd School 251.60 

A. A. Mansfield, Fr'klin Sc. 553.52 

C. E. Classen, W'dville Sc. 150.96 

L. Hatch, Montrose School 150.96 

T. J. Ardill, Prospect St. Sc. 151.00 3,562.99 

Fuel: 

Bennett, L. E 164.56 

Curley Bros 4,217.84 

Hickey, Thomas . . . 58.65 

Killorin Contracting Co. . 13.00 

Wakefield M. L. P. . . . 126.31 4,580.36 



Miscellaneous Expenses of Operation: 

Anderson, G. P., oils, misc. 26.09 

Beasley, George W., misc. 10.17 

Bonney & Dutton, rat biskit .30 



248 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Burton, A. & E Co., brushes 25.80 

Butler, Aaron A. excavat. 32.50 

Cutler, F. E., carting trees 2.50 

DeMar, L. climb, flagpole 2.00 

Doughty, Henry C, oils . 64.80 

Eaton, G. W., misc. . . . 6.83 

Frawley, W. H., carting . 74.50 

Grace, J. W., misc. . . . 25.69 

Hatch, L., removing ashes . 20.50 

Heath, A., scour, b'lkb'rds 3.00 

Heath, F. A., clean, conduc. 5.00 

Hitchcock, E S., Jan. sup. .50 

Howes, S. M., jan. supplies 20.86 

Hurton, Michael, labor . 3.15 

Jameson, F. J., brushes . 4.50 

Killorin Cont. Co., carting 1.25 

Knox & Morse, klenzine . 25.00 

Knowles, C. S., sharp, tools 1.55 

Lee, E. E., janitor supplies 3.20 

Lenners, E., labor . . . 14.26 

Masury- Young Co., oils . 9.00 

Mclnnis, J. W., misc. . . 2.67 

Orient Spray Co., sprayers 3.88 

Oroma Mfg. Co., jan. sup. .85 

Reid, Henry, carting . . 1.00 

Simm, W. E., insp. boilers . 6.00 

Som. Brush Co., brushes . 10.10 

Surrett, F., climb, flagpole 2.00 
Symonds, O .P. & Sons, 

sawdust 1.30 

Taylor, G. H., misc. . . 13.78 

Wakefield Moth Dept., spr. 23.07 

Wakefield M. L. P., misc. 9.50 

Wakefield W. Dept., water 332.50 

West Disin. Co., disinfect. 6.25 
Worcester, G H. & Co., 

brushes 49.80 845.65 



Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds: 

American Seating Co., 

cover stops .... 5.66 

Anderson, G. A., repairs 26.15 

Beasley, G. W., misc. . . 34.05 

Bement, J. W., cr. grounds 42.50 

Bowering, C, misc. rep. 109.27 
Bumpus & Cook, sharpen- 

tools 10.31 

Burnham, W. P., repairs . 24.25 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 249 

Butler, Aaron A., repairs 40.97 

Cosman, Richard, repairs . 3.95 

Dow, George, repairs . . 11.50 

Dudley, Dana, repairs . 5.55 

Dulong, Simon, painting . 14.38 

Dutton, A. Co., win. cord 9.00 

Eager, Geo. B., repairs . 15.00 

Eaton, E. E., clean. & rep. 107.80 

Feindel, H. A. repairs . . 214.82 

Findley, J. W., repairs . . 2.53 

Forbes, J. J. Co., elec. work 5.45 

Giles, T. E., repairs . . .50 

Grace, J. W., repairs . . 39.80 

Hallissey, Michael J., mason 165.83 

Howes, S. M. Co., repairs 7.15 

Jameson, F. J., flags . . 33.00 

Jenkins-Phipps Co., repairs 1.00 

Johnson, Otto, painting . 124.82 

Knox, W. E., repairs . : 159.61 

Loughlin, Thos. repairs . 24.32 

Lucas Bros., repairs (clock) 35.75 

Macintosh, A. B., repairs . 1.75 

Masury- Young Co., misc. . 3.00 

McAlpine, W. T., repairs . 163.60 

Mclnnis, J. W., elec. work 32.30 

Middleton, J., repairs . . 49.70 

Morgan, H., mason work . 12.70 

Prescott, W. A., repairs . 221.78 

Purrington, E. I., repairs .50 

Rem. Typewriter Co., rep. 8.95 

Robie, F. C, repairs . . 15.19 

Sanitas Mfg. Co., repairs .75 

Seabury, S. M., painting . 94.50 

Shedd, W. W., repairs . . 1.25 

Smith, W. E., care grounds 2.50 
Standard Plate. Glass Co., 

rough wire glass . . 12.25 

Taylor, G. H., repairs . . 13.49 

Wakefield M. L. P., repairs 4.67 

Wanamaker, W. E., repairs 65.15 

West, Mrs. Chas. W. . . 2.00 1,980.95 

Promotion of Health: 

Dr. Charles E. Montague . 200.00 

Bonney & Dutton . . . 2.40 

Hood, John Company . . 16.02 

Sampson-Soch Co. . . 2.66 



250 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



White, S. S. Dental Mfg Co. 
International Chemical Co. 

Miscellaneous: 

Abbott, G. W., printing 

school manuals . 
Am. Bank Note Co., diplo. 
American Ex. Co., service 
American Orchestra, music 
(reception) .... 
B. & M. Freight Office, f'g't 
Eaton's Express, service 
Hartshorne, C. F. & Son, 
insurance .... 
H. B. & W. Co., chairs 
Jones, C. A., music (grad.) 
Paine, J. T., ribbon (grad.) 
Parker, Harvey S. (gradu- 
ation and reception) 
Russell, G., taking tickets . 
Scott Printing Co., printing 

and advertising . 
Spencer, H. C. eng. diplo. 
Standard PI. Gl. Co., expr. 
Thayer, A. H., misc. . 
Vardon, Ross, misc. 
Wakefield Daily Item, print- 
ing and advertising . 

New Grounds and Permanent 

Barrett Mfg. Co., pitch 
Capone, Patsy, gravel . 
Knox, W. E., fireproofing . 
Taylor, G. H., fireproofing 
Prescott, W. A. fireproofing 
Bennett, E., labor 
Bennett, S., labor 
Holden, R., labor 
Murphy, T. labor 
Muse, R., labor . 
Hoyt, F. P., labor 
Wake. M. L. P., fireproof. 
Wakefield Water Dept., 
sprinkler service . 

New Equipment: 

Badger Fire Extinguisher 
Co., fire extinguishers . 



19.20 
29.40 



269.68 



22.00 

40.50 
3.84 

25.00 

1.13 

19.66 

13.49 
12.75 
25.00 
11.90 

21.00 
2.00 

11.50 

23.15 

.65 

5.24 

3.30 

166.80 

Improvements : 

15.69 

266.25 

64.33 

240.79 

967.62 

13.13 

15.47 

13.13 

13.13 

13.13 

26.25 

66.09 



408.91 



138.74 1,853.75 



48.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



251 



Biggs, E. E., weather strips 58.80 

Brockway-Smith Cor., glass 51.40 

Carter, W. 0., curtains . 38.08 

Feindel, H. A., railing . 129.59 

Flanley, J., heirs, curtains 8.30 

Hammett, J. L. Co., bl'kb'rd 17.88 
Harding Uniform Co., 

swords and belts . . . 7.82 

H. B. & W. Co., chairs . 47.25 
Knight & Thomas, fire 

extinguishers . . . 48.40 

McAlpine, W. T., guards . 5.18 

Oliver Type. Co. typewriter 22.00 

Paine, J. T., curtain . . 1.93 
Remington Typewriter Co., 

typewriter covers . 5.50 
Royal Typewriter Co., type- 
writers .... 105.00 
Smith L. C. & Bros., Type- 
writer Co., type. . . . 50.00 
Wakefield M. L. P., fire bkts 5.10 
West, Mrs. C. W., curtains 3.00 



653.23 



EVENING SCHOOL 



Salaries: 

Edward L. Hill 
Eliza V. Coburn 
Gertrude Sullivan . 
Olive M. Brownell . 
Elizabeth Poole 
Jessie S. Dyer . 
Mary C. Donovan . 
Ada Phipps 
Pertie Gray . 
Susie E. Long . 
Raymond Dellinger 
George M. Ogle 
Raymond Greenlaw 
C. A. VanDerveer . 
Edward E. Eaton . 



Other Expenses: 

Babb, E. E. & Co., books . 
Heath, D. C. & Co., books . 
Silver, Burdett Co., books . 
Milton Bradley Co., draw- 



128.28 

84.00 

90.00 

48.00 

46.50 

39.00 

42.00 

41.25 

6.00 

9.00 

98.00 

84.00 

6.00 

21.00 

65.32 

25.40 
9.42 
6.26 



808.35 



252 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



ing supplies .... 
Wakefield M. L. P., light . 
Forbes, J. J. Co., elec. work 
Wakefield Daily Item, adv. 



6.95 

54.71 

2.98 

3.40 



109.12 
917.47 



PRACTICAL ARTS 



Salaries: 

W. B. Atwell . . 
Edward L. Hill . . 
Lucy F. Cox 
Marion F. Wilkins . 
Mrs. Hattie M. Tarr 
Ella M. Miller . . 
Ethel M. Carr . . 
Florence Lyman 
Mrs. Sophia Heurlin 
Mrs. Amelia Shepard 
Mrs. F. W. Townley 
Edward E Eaton . 



Other Expenses: 

Beasley, G. W., cook. sup. 
Caldwell, Edward, screen . 
Carr, Ethel M., cook. sup. 
Holyoke, City of, cards . 
Jordan-Marsh Co., cooking 

Lyman, Florence, cook. sup. 

Neostyle Co., neo. supplies 

Prescott, W. A., repairs 

West, Mrs. Chas. W., linen 

Wakefield Daily Item, adv. 

Wakefield M. L. P., light 

Insurance on Buildings: 

Hartshorne, C. F. & Son . 
Perkins, Albert E. 

Balance on hand 
Dec. 31, '15 



100.00 
51.72 

210.00 
54.00 

114.00 

102.00 
87.24 
45.00 
2.25 
24.15 
48.00 
57.18 

1.78 
1.50 
1.45 
7.50 
3.96 

.81 

26.08 

.75 

2.79 

4.75 

32.23 



895.54 



83.60 



979.14 



1,036.72 
180.26 1,216.98 



84,113.63 



3.35 



84,116.98 84,116.98 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



253 



TRADE SCHOOLS 





CREDIT 






Appropriation 


DEBIT 




1,200.00 


Boston, City of . 


. . 951.00 






Reading, Town of 


. . 14.00 


965.00 




Balance on 


hand 






Dec. 


31, '15 


235.00 






1,200.00 


1,200.00 



BEEBE TOWN LIBRARY 



CREDIT 
Appropriation .... 

Dog tax 1914 

Interest from Trust funds . 
Transfer from Insurance acct 

DEBIT 
Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
Salaries and Wages: 

H. Gertrude Lee, librarian 
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, '15 . 
Asst. Lib. as per payrolls 
Janitor as per payrolls . 



662.20 

606.10 

26.00 



Books, Periodicals, etc. 




Old Corner Book Store 


48.10 


Town Library, petty cash . 


.25 


W. B. Clark Co. . . . 


60.12 


DeWolfe & Fiske Co. . . 


400.86 


Standard Book Co. 


3.51 


Ginn & Co 


18.19 


American Book Co. 


14.16 


Polish Book Importing Co 


3.36 


E. P. Dutton & Co. . . . 


1.10 


L. A. Wells 


32.42 


H. R. Hunting Co. . . . 


3.70 


Frank W. Coburn . 


1.25 


Mass. Soc. Mayflower Desc 


3.00 


Milton Bradley Co. 


2.57 


Walter H. Baker & Co. 


19.20 


Houghton, Mifflin Co. . 


3.04 


Rebinding Books: 




L. A. Wells 


206.20 


N. Michelson Co. . 


28.57 



1,790.00 
884.87 
280.20 
101.38 



1,294.30 



614.83 



234.77 



254 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Light: 

Municipal Light Plant . . 207.95 

Buildings, Repairs, etc.: 

J. Middleton, reseat, chairs 1.00 

J. F. Sherritt, painting . 6.25 

W. A. Prescott, repairs . 48.60 

A. R. Perkins, insurance . 17.17 

P. H. Southworth, insurance 61.78 
G. H. S. Driver, insurance .85 

C. H. Pope, insurance . . 21.58 

Hugh Morgan, mason work 2.50 

Geo. H. Taylor, repairs . 2.30 162.03 

Stationery, Printing and Postage: 

H. M. Dolbeare . . . 59.75 

Beebe Town Lib., petty cash 20.40 

The Falcon Press ... 57.00 

H. M. Meserve & Co. . . 2.85 
L. L. McMaster . . . 5.15 145.15 



Other Expenses: 

Garford Bros., file . . . 8.40 

Am. Lib. Ass'n, membership 5.00 

Beebe Town Lib., petty cash 11.85 

A. B. Comins, express . . 6.65 

C. Latimer, cartage . . 26.50 

Library Bureau, supplies . 8.75 

Oliver Typewriter Co., cov. 2.50 
A. L. A. Publishing Board, 

catalogues .... 1.00 

L. L. McMaster, supplies . 7.52 

Garford Bros., supplies . 1.15 

Jackson, Newton Co., pi gl. 2.00 

G. H. Taylor, electric work 2.60 

James A. Glass, grill . . 4.50 
Wanamaker & Feindel, 

labor on shelves . . . 3.00 91.42 



Reading Room: 

W. D. McLeod, services . 31.50 

H. M. Wilson Co., books . 14.00 

H. S. Parker, repairs & care 2.00 

H. A. Collins, magazines . 129.00 

Emma Campbell, services . 60.00 

A. H. Thayer, papers etc. 24.00 
H. M. Meek Pub. Co., 

directory .... 3.50 

E. Fleming & Co., binder . .86 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



255 



Garlord Bros., supplies 
J. Middleton, reseat, chairs 
H. B. & W. Co., chairs . . 
DeWolfe & Fiske, books . 



Balance Dec. 31, '15 



19.69 
3.05 
3.09 

15.30 



305.99 



.01 



3,056.44 



3,056.45 3,056.45 



PARK DEPARTMENT 



CREDIT 
Appropriation ...» 
Interest from Trust funds 
Transfer from Fire Insur. acct 

DEBIT 
Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
Labor, various persons as 
as per payroll 
Equipment: 



R. & J. Farquhar & Co. . 


16.81 


G. H. Taylor . ... . 


1.35 


F. A. Frazier .... 


21.25 


Gravel, Loam, etc.: 




Charles Doyle .... 


423.89 


Patsy Capone .... 


30.00 


Trees, Shrubs, etc.: 




Mannings Nurseries 


4.50 


A. M. Tuttle Co. . . . 


15.00 


Bath House: 




John Jeffries Co., barrels . 


7.50 


G. H. Taylor, supplies . 


5.01 


W. H. Danks, instructor . 


180.00 


H. M. Dolbeare, printing . 


2.00 


Bowser & Co., ribbons . 


2.46 


Band Concerts: 




Naval Brigade Band, (three 








Other Expenses: 




A. B. Comins, express . 


1.30 


S. M. Seabury, painting 






37.00 


Scott Printing Co., printing 


14.25 


G. H. Taylor, grass seed . 


2.52 



2,150.00 
120.00 

8.27 



675.67 



39.41 



453.89 



19.50 



196.97 



270.00 



256 TOWN OF 


WAKEFIELD 


Water Dept., installing hyd. 




13.85 




Curley Bros., fertilizer 




42.95 




H. M. Dolbeare, printing . 




2.24 




Wakefield Cement Stone 








Co., labor and cement . 




14.40 




J. Wallace Grace, supplies 




17.92 




R. & J .Farquhar & Co., 








grass seed, bulbs 




84.18 




F. H. March, rep. sundial 




1.50 




Water Dept., water for 












156.00 




Chas. C. Ball, plants for 








beds and vases 




20.00 




Sanitas Mfg Co., rep. foun. 




7.59 




E. L. Rowe & Son, flag 




4.75 




L. L. McMaster, stationery 




.70 




Light Dept., light . 




12.00 




,0. Johnson, paint, b'stand 




90.44 




Wanamaker & Feindel, 












2.00 




Killorin Cont. Co., use team 




68.00 




C. S. Knowles, rep. mower 




9.00 




Geo. W. Abbott, printing, 












11.64 




L. J. Gordon, fire insurance 




8.27 


622.50 




2,277.94 


Balance Dec. 31, '15 


WARDEN < 


.33 




2,278.27 2,278.27 


FISH AND GAME 


5ALARY 


CREDIT 






Appropriation .... 






25.00 


DEBIT 






Balance Dec. 31, '15 






25.00 




25.00 25.00 



HIGH SCHOOL SPECIAL COMMITTEE 

CREDIT 



Balance Jan. 1, 1915 . 



Balance Dec. 31, 1915 . 



96.80 



DEBIT 



96.80 



96.80 



96.80 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



257 



SELECTMEN'S ORDERS 

CREDIT 



Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 

Payments for 1915 . 

Outstanding Dec. 31, '15 



DEBIT 



2,752.36 
33.65 



2,786.01 



2,786,01 2,786.01 



GUARANTEE DEPOSIT FUND 
(Light Department) 

CREDIT 



Appropriation 
Refund . 



Paid Municipal Light Dept. 
Balance Dec. 31, '15 



DEBIT 





1,404.00 




10.00 


1,404.00 




10.00 




1,414.00 


1,414.00 



TREASURY RE-IMBURSEMENT ART. 6 

CREDIT 



Appropriation . 

DEBIT 
Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
Geo. E. Walker, Treas. . 



236.66 



236.66 



MISCELLANEOUS FUND 

CREDIT 



Appropriation .... 
Transfer from Reserve fund 

By Transfer to Insurance of 

Buildings Acct. . 
By Transfer to S. of W. and 

M. Acct 

By Transfer to Legal Dept. 



DEBIT 



500.00 

49.35 
333.17 



882.52 



Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 

Carter Ink Co., ink . . . 2.20 

Labor, filling fire reservoir 

(Melvin street) . . . 13.50 



236.66 



236.66 



3,800.00 
590.50 



258 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



American Ex. Co., express . .62 

The Falcon Press (2200 

town reports) . . . 673.20 

H. A. Feindel, repairs- 

(Gr'nwood hose house) . 22.76 

Com. of Mass., balance 

due Corp. tax . . . 27.80 

H. M. Dolbeare, insurance 

forms, printing, etc. . . . 37.05 

Charles C. Ball, damage by 

gas (North Avenue) . 1,800.00 

Hoyt B. Parker, salary insp. 

of build, to Mar. 16, '15 41.66 

Scott Printing Co., printing 

building laws . . . 29.00 

F. A. Seavey, chair., reward 

(Albertson case) . . 100.00 

J. M. Cate, agt. sol. burial 50.00 

Scott Printing Co., advertis- 
ing building laws . . 23.00 

James Kidd, painting tene- 
ment (Wakefield est.) . 30.00 

A. A. Mansfield, weigh, coal 43.55 

E. G. Bowditch, comp. ins. 380.00 
Geo. M. Kelley, damages by 

water (Center St. drain) 15.00 

Geo. E. Aberle, damages by 

water (Traverse St.) . 15.00 

F. E. Cutler, cutting grass 
(Wakefield estate) . . 1.50 

C.has. E. Walton, paymaster 

various depts. . . . 116.25 

Frederic S. Hartshorne, ad- 
ministering oaths . . 4.75 3,426.84 



4,309.36 
Balance Dec. 31, '15 81.14 



4,390.50 4,390.50 



INSURANCE ACCOUNT 



CREDIT 



Appropriation .... 2,500.00 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
Transferred to Fire Dept. 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 259 

(motor) 196.50 

Transferred to School Dept. 1,248.99 

Transferred to Town Hall 415.74 

Transferred to Library . 101.38 

Transferred to Fire Dept., 125.58 

Tranferred to Water Dept. 156.93 

Transferred to Poor Dept. . 75.56 

Transferred to High. Dept. 45.63 

Transferred to Park Dept. 8.27 

Transferred to CTy Dept. 1.42 2,376.00 

W. A. Hickey, (Wake, est.) 112.00 

R. A. Merrill (Wake, est.) 12.00 124.00 



2,500.00 2,500.00 



JULY 4th CELEBRATION 

CREDIT 
Appropriation .... 500.00 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
J. L. McMahon, cash prizes 
N. G. Wood & Sons, prizes 

Woburn Nat. Band, music 
Hayden Con. Co., child, ent 
C. E. Wallace, child, ent. 
Anna V. Baker, child, ent. 
Josef Yarrick, child, enter. 

American Fireworks Co., 
fireworks .... 
G. E. Campbell, sun. ex. 
J. Sliney, dig. post holes 
J. Wallace Grace, straps . 
G. W. Beasley, pail, etc. . 
A. B. Comins, express . 
H. A. Feindel, use lumber 

500.00 500.00 



10.50 




52.50 


63.00 




155.00 


18.20 




15.40 




16.40 




15.40 


65.40 




200.00 




6.26 




2.00 




.45 




.42 




4.97 




2.50 



260 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

FISH SCREEN APPROPRIATION 
(Lake Quannapowitt) 

CREDIT 



Appropriation . . . 




25.00 


DEBIT 






J. C. Hartshorne, labor & mat. 


15.00 




Balance Dec. 31, '15 


10.00 






25.00 


25.00 



EZRA EATON CEMETERY LOT FUND 

CREDIT 
Appropriation .... 100.00 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 

Geo E. Walker, Treas. . 100.00 



100.00 100.00 



1,090.50 
Balance Dec. 31, '15 909.50 



RESERVE FUND 

CREDIT 
Appropriation .... 2,000.00 

DEBIT 

Transferred by Vote of Finance Committee: 

By Trans, to Misc. fund . 590.50 

By Trans, to Legal Dept. . 150.00 

By Trans, to Fire Dept. . 350.00 



2,000.00 2,000.00 



COPY VALUATION BOOK 

CREDIT 
Appropriation .... 75.00 

DEBIT 
Balance Dec. 31, '15 75.00 

75.00 75.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 


261 


MEMORIAL DAY, POST 12, G. A. R. 




CREDIT 




Appropriation .... 


350.00 


DEBIT 




Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 




W. W. Bessey & Son, hacks 30.00 




H. M. Dolbeare, printing . 22.50 




Helen R. Arnold, services 3.00 




G. O. Maxim, flowers . . 86.00 




J. M. Cate, sun. expendit. 5.25 




Smith & Anthony Co., grave 




markers 4.56 




W.Watch Co. Band, music 126.50 




G. H. S. Driver, postage 1.35 




Lotus Quartette, music . 26.00 




Mastern & Wells Mfg. Co., 




flags 26.23 




D. Joy Starbuck, labor, 




stock on markers . . 15.93 




J. Wallace Grace, paint . 2.68 





350.00 



MEMORIAL DAY U. S. W. V. 



CREDIT 
Appropriation . . . : . 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
Minot H. Carter, flowers . 
Chapman's Band, music 
S. E. Ryder, flags & mark. 
Reading Chronicle, printing 
H. A. Feindel, fertiliz., lab. 



6.50 
30.00 
6.60 
2.25 
4.65 



50.00 



350.00 



50.00 



50.00 



TEACHERS' RETIREMENT FUND 



Geo. E. Walker, Treas. 



CREDIT 



DEBIT 



Mass. Teachers' Retire. Ass'n 



1,501.50 



1,501.50 



1,501.50 1,501.50 



262 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

COURT FINES 

CREDIT 
Wilfred B. Tyler, clerk . . 477.00 



DEBIT 

ilfred B. Tyler, clerk, offi- 
cers fees, expenses . 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 


87.02 
389.98 






477.00 


477.00 



COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX— COUNTY TAX 

CREDIT 
Appropriation .... 12,470.36 

DEBIT 
Paid Treasurer of County . 12,470.36 



12,470.36 


12,470.36 


CARE SOLDIERS' GRAVES 




CREDIT 




iation .... 


100.00 


DEBIT 




Balance Dec. 31, '15 100.00 




100.00 


100.00 



NAHANT STREET WIDENING 

CREDIT 
Balance Jan. 1, 1915 . . 356.00 

DEBIT 
Balance Dec. 31, '15 356.00 



356.00 356.00 



LAND FOR PARK PURPOSES 

(Quannapowitt Boulevard) 

CREDIT 

Balance Jan. 1, 1915 . . . 401.00 

DEBIT 
Balance Dec. 31, '15 401.00 

401.00 401.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



263 



STREET WIDENING (Water Street) 
CREDIT 



Balance Jan. 1, 1915 



DEBIT 



Balance Dec. 31, '15 



. 200.00 



200.00 



MUNICIPAL LIGHT DEPARTMENT 

GENERAL ACCOUNT 



200.00 



200.00 



CREDIT 



Appropriation by the town . 
Trans, from Depreciat'n Acct. 
Trans, from Fire Alarm Acct 
Trans, from Guar. Dep. Acct. 
Guarantee Deposits . 
Receipts from sale of gas . 
Receipts from sale of electric. 
Receipts from coke, tax, 
stoves, etc 

Trans, to Depreciation Acct. 
Salaries and Wages: 

Edwin C. Miller, commis. 

Mar. 1 to Dec. 31, '15 . 
L. Wallace Sweetser, com. 

Mar. 1 to Dec. 31, '15 . 
Frank J. Henkel, commis. 

Mar. 1, to Dec. 31, '15 . 
S. L. Cole,, manager Jan. 

1 to Dec. 31, '15 . . 
M. V. Howard, bookkeeper 

Jan. 1, to Dec. 31, '15 
Marion O'Neil, clerk Jan. 1 

to Dec. 31, '15. . . 
Marjorie L. Hawkes, clerk 

to Dec. 3 ,1'15 . . . 
Mary Smith, clerk . . * . 
Labor as per payroll . 
Stationery and Postage: 
W. S. Greenough & Co. 
American Sales Book Co. . 
H. M. Dolbeare . . . 



DEBIT 



8,044.83 



83.33 



83.33 



83.33 


249.99 




1,950.00 




996.84 




467.00 




91.73 




405.00 




24,917.43 


41.17 




15.60 




180.85 





25,000.00 

716.33 

58.56 

10.00 

60.00 

40,466.87 

22,535.31 

14,471.19 



264 TOWN 


OF WAKEFIELD 




C. S. Binner Corp. . ' . 


14.00 




Geo. W. Abbott . . . 


3.50 




H. B. McArdle . . . . 


13.70 




M. E. Cunningham Co. 


15.25 




J. L. Fairbanks & Co. . 


37.50 




Burroughs Add. ,Mach. Co 


1.50 




A. H Thayer 


6.25 




Birmingham Pen Co. . 


1.25 




Petty Cash 


7.85 


337.92 


Printing and Adevrtising: 






H. M. Dolbeare 


148.60 




Scott Printing Co. 


65.00 




The Falcon Press 


13.00 




Women's Relief Corps . 


5.00 




Petty Cash .... 


7.60 




H. M. Meek Pub. Co. . 


12.00 




A. N. Ropes 


6.50 




Geo. E. Dunbar Co. 


14.50 




Geo. W. Abbott . . 


5.75 


277.95 


Carfares, Teams, etc.: 




2.49 


Telephone: 


• 




N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co., . 


174.73 




Petty Cash .... 


.30 


175.03 


Other Administration Expens 


• 
es: 




Oliver Type. Co., repairs 


11.46 




Yawman & Erbe Mfg Co. 


y 




files .... 


27.95 




Petty Cash .... 


56.52 




F. S. Hartshorne & Son 




bond insurance 


2.50 




Addressograph Co., type 


15.22 




Burroughs A. M. Co., rep 


2.35 




0. L. Millbury, repairs 


2.00 




H. H. Sweetser, repairs 


3.00 


121.00 



Repairs to Plant: 

Wanamaker & Feindel . . 4.80 

Harold L. Bond Co. . . 2.00 

Boston & Maine R.R. . . 51.16 

Braman, Dow Co. . . . .51 

Reynolds Gas Regulator Co. 1.29 

Enterprise Rubber Co. . . 4.41 

Sanitas Mfg. Co. . . . 10.13 

General Electric Co. . . 530.46 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



265 



T. E. Giles . . . . • . 


4.00 


Charles Parker Co. 


1.25 


Thomas Hickey 


53.55 


H. W. Johns Manville Co 


8.38 


E. I. Purrington 


253.65 


P. H. & F. M. Roots Co. . 


2.05 


Petty Cash 


15.87 


Charles A. Schuren Co. 


81.32 


Western Electric Co. . 


3.20 


McKenney& Waterbury Co 


5.50 




796.22 


C. A. G. Winther Co. . . 


20.61 


Edison Electric Ilium. Co. . 


6.72 


Smith & Anthony Co. . 


8.40 


Blake Knowles Co. . 


1.61 


R. T. Lapp 


1.50 


Davis Farnum Mfg. Co. 


42.00 


Ashton Valve Co. . 


32.50 


H. & L. Chase . . . . 


7.42 


G. P. Anderson . 


7.28 


Fairbanks Co 


3.68 


Geo. H. Taylor . . . . 


3.41 


Waterproof Paint Co. . 


42.50 


Repair Real Estate: 




W. A. Prescott 


113.15 


N. E. Iron Works Co. . . 


248.75 


Petty Cash 


.31 


Geo. H. Taylor . . . 


.30 


Geo. T. McLauthlin Co. . 


24.41 


A. T. Locke . . . . 


8.17 


J. Laybolt .... 


1.51 


Fuel: 





2,007.38 



N. E. Coal & Coke Co. 
Boston & Maine R.R. 



286.06 

289.08 



396.60 



575.14 



Oil and Waste: 




Indian Refining Co. 


. . 24.42 


Braman, Dow Co. . 


6.12 


G. P. Anderson 


2.00 


Curry Bros. Oil Co. 


16.08 


Petty Cash . . . 


.48 


Lunsden & Van Stone 


8.18 


J. S. Stanley . . 


4.80 


Lead Lined Iron Pipe 


Co. 1.15 



63.23 



266 TOWN 


OF WAKEFIELD 


Tools: 






Waldo Bros. 


24.83 




T. E. Giles .... 


30.30 




Wakefield Water Dept. 


10.50 




Braman, Dow Co. . 


5.53 




Harold E. Bond Co. 


11.60 




Petty Cash .... 


4.88 




Geo. M. Kelley . 


3.00 






6.58 




Western Electric Co. . 


14.21 




Wanamaker & Feindel . 


17.30 




A. E. Sweetser . 


9.50 




Geo. H. Buckminster Co. 


1.10 


139.33 


Electric Current Purchased: 






Edison Elec. 111. Co., Bostoi 


i 12,367.52 




Mun. Light Board, Reading 


>• 4.32 




Petty Cash .... 


.96 


12,372.80 


Gas Coal and Gas Oil: 






Boston & Maine R.R. . 


3,446.76 




Westmoreland Coal Co. 


4,647.10 




Standard Oil Co. of N. Y. 


2,091.81 


10,185.67 


Other Station Expenses: 






B. & M. R.R., freight . 


1,002.00 




J. S. Stanley, waste 


12.00 




W. W. Dept., water rates 


20.00 




C. F. Hartshorne& Son, ins 


158.40 




C. C. Ball, flower bed . 


5.00 




Crosby Steam Gauge 6 


z 




Valve Co., charts . 


5.13 




The Bristol Co., charts 


3.50 




H. & L. Chase Co., burla] 


3 7.49 




Lang & Jacobs Co., bung 


s 2.00 




Wakefield Sealer of W. 6 


z 




M., sealing scales 


2.24 




Lucas Bros., clock, etc. 


5.25 


1,223.01 


Care of Lights: 






Petty Cash .... 


.39 




General Electric Co. . 


27.90 


28.29 


Repair Lines: 






Wanamaker & Feindel . 


1.50 




Western Electric Co. . 


870.53 




Petty Cash .... 


2.65 




J. Laybolt .... 


3.61 





REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



267 



B. P. 0. Elks . . . 
Geo. H. Taylor . . . 
General Electric Co. 
N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. . 
Simplex Wire & Cable Co 
A. T. Locke . . . 
Westinghouse E. & M. Co 
Geo. H. Buckminster Co. 
J. F. Cobb & Son . . 
Bay State St. Ry. . . 



Stock: 

Westinghouse Lamp Co. 

Stewart-Howland Co. 
Western Electric Co. 
Edison Lamp Works 
Welsbach Co. . 
Braman, Dow Co. . 
Geo. Buckminster Co. 
General Electric Co. 
Petty Cash . 
Glauber Brass Mfg Co. 
Lindsay Light Co. . 
Johnson, Washburn Co. 



3.50 

2.47 

35.10 

190.57 

175.50 

2.50 

6.20 

9.99 

2. 80 

21.54 



Meters and Transformers: 




Nathaniel Tufts Meter Co 


50.22 


Geo. H. Buckminster Co. 


9.99 


Petty Cash .... 


.25 


Stable Expense: 




Curley Bros 


333.96 


Wanamaker & Feindel . 


34.29 


T. E. Giles 


166.90 


Thomas Hickey 


317.86 


D. E. Fessenden . 


42.98 


L. H. Kirk .... 


350.32 


Killorin Contracting Co. 


39.48 


W. H. Grant . . . * 


21.50 


C. H. Playdon . . . 


10.00 


Charles L Eckhoff . . 


46.00 


Edison Electric Ilium. Co 


5.10 


George M. Mcintosh . 


14.45 


Bonney & Button . 


.75 


Insurance: 




C. L. Bancroft 


88.00 


C. F. Hartshorne & Son 


1,215.29 


A. R. Perkins . 


52.80 



123.68 

587.60 

722.95 

826.66 

183.42 

719.05 

30.55 

114.08 

80.72 

83.88 

33.65 

130.53 



1,328.46 



60.46 



1,383.59 



1,356.09 



268 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



M. Hannaford .... 12.50 

D. E. Fessenden . . . 22.14 

C. A. G. Winthur Co. . . 18.60 

S. R. Dresser Mfg. Co. . 14.99 

Wm. M. Crane Co. . . 498.90 

Pettingill- Andrews Co. . 107.48 

Weir Stove Co. . . . 407.20 

Boston & Maine R.R. . . 5.75 

St3ck Water Heater Co. . 151.38 

Crane Co 97.82 

Hygrade Inc. Lamp Co. . 17.73 

H. Mueller Mfg Co. . . 205.05 

Wetmore Savage Co. . . 18.61 

Strauss Gas Iron Co. . . 24.00 

A. E. Sweetser . . . 1.80 

Sanitas Mfg. Co. . . . 41.25 

Rund Mfg. Co. ... 78.40 

Dangler Stove Co. . . 1.60 

Geo. E. Dunbar Co. . . 18.50 

F. S. Hardy & Co. . . 5.23 

Other General Expenses: 

Bristol Co., charts . . 1.68 

W. W .Dept., water . . ^6.35 

Sprague Meter Co., diaphr. 1.37 

Lynn G. & E. Co., coke 575.28 

Petty Cash 288.35 

Edison E. I. Co., cable, etc. 103.72 

Gen. G. L. Co., lamps etc. 55.87 

L. L. I. Pipe Co., pipe . . 3.73 

Reynolds G. R. Co., diaphr. 2.72 

Braman, Dow Co., supplies 35.40 

O. L. Millbury repairs . . 6.35 

Geo. E. Stone, services . 38.26 

G. H. Taylor, sup., repairs 85.00 
Thos. Hickey, cement etc. 12.10 
J. W. Grace, supplies . . 62.07 
Lucas Bros., clock repair . 2.00 
Rund Mfg Co., gas heaters 182.16 
McKenney & Waterbury 

supplies .... 116.21 

Western Elec. Co., wire etc. 326.81 

Welsbach Co., lamps . . 11.72 

Sanitas Mfg Co., supplies 4.13 
N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co., 

setting poles, etc. . . 56.02 
Davis & Farnum Mfg Co., 



5,385.70 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 269 

standpipe repairs . . 11.34 

Bonney & Dutton, suppl. . 4.30 

B. S. St. Ry., replac. poles 68.93 

B. & M. R.R., freight, etc. 7,160.58 
J. Laybolt, supplies . . 25.33 
N. Tufts Meter Co., meter 137.64 
W. M. Crane Co., supplies . 99.81 
G Electric Co., supplies . 489.21 
S. E. Ryder & Co., suppl. 2.60 
Wanamaker & Feindel, rep. 161.69 
Jenkins Bros., valves . . 11.62 
Weir Stove Co., gas stoves 98.15 
M. E. Ballou & Son, 

coal baskets, etc. . . 33.00 

John J. Forbes Co., plug . 1.30 

Earle Chapin, tube . . 4.25 

T. E. Giles repairs . . 18.50 

Lang & Jacobs, bungs . . 3.45 
Wetmore, Savage Co., 

arrestors .... 90.38 
Lundin Electric & Machine 

Co., lamp posts, . etc. 32.05 
Carter, Carter & Meigs Co., 

mercury 13.75 

Lindsay Light Co., mantles 16.66 

C. A. G. Winthur Co., 

valves 19.00 

D. E. Fessenden, rep. bag .25 
Waldo Bros., mouth pieces, 

etc. 97.80 

U. E. .A. Co., transformer 5.60 

Amer. Gaso. Co., oil & gas 8.90 

Otto Johnson, painting . 5.00 

A. S. Morss Co., s. augers 6.41 
Chadwick Boston Lead Co., 

lead pipe .... 14.68 

A. T. Locke, lumber . . 1.20 

H. A. Feindel, cement, etc. 2.73 

Fort Wayne E. Wks, covers 1.25 
Simplex Electric Heating 

Co., irons .... 3.61 

E. S. Hitchcock, batteries .90 
Barrett Mfg Co., tar bbls. 4.00 
Dangler Stove Co., g. stoves 16.63 
Hale & Kilburn Co., stoves 20.75 

Simplex Wire & Cable Co., 

wire and cable . . . 41.74 



270 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 


Johnson & Washburn, 








• roadway boxes . 


19.49 






A. H. Thayer, books . 


1.60 






M. L. B., Reading, current 


3.12 






Stuart -Howland Co., equip. 


21.60 






Edw. Caldwell, table . 


2.00 






M. & M. Gas Co., pipe . 


13.69 


10,853.79 
70.00 




Guarantee Deposits 






Bonds and Interest: 








Old Col. Trust Co. (bonds) 


2,500.00 






Camb. Sav. Bank (bonds) 


2,000.00 






Com. Trust Co. (bonds) 


9,000.00 


13,500.00 




Old Col. Trust Co. (int.) 


393.75 






Camb. Sav. Bank (int.) 


355.00 






Com. Trust Co. (int.) 


3,000.00 






Common, of Mass. (int.) 


600.00 


4,348.75 






103,315.50 




Balance Dec. 31, '15 


M ACCOU 


2.76 






103,318.26 


103,318.26 


DEPRECIATIOI 


NT 




CREDIT 






Balance Jan. 1, 1915 . 






2,316.90 


Appropriation .... 






800.00 


Trans, from General Acct. 






8,044.83 


Sale of machinery (as per 








vote of town) 






500.00 


DEBIT 






Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 








Trans, to General Acct. . 




716.33 




Machinery and Manufacturing: 








Labor as per payroll . 


46.06 






0. L. Millbury .... 


11.60 






Petty Cash 


.45 


58.11 





Material: 

Wanamaker & Feindel 

Pen Metal Co., . 

A. T. Locke . . . 

Geo. H. Taylor . . 

Wake. Cement Stone Co 

Sprague Meter Co. 

Thomas Hickey 

P. F. & F. M. Roots Co 

Petty Cash .... 



13.01 

45.24 

17.72 

6.75 

16.50 

66.25 

2.70 

513.91 

.47 



682.55 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



271 



Plant, Works & Real Estate: 

Labor as per pay roll . 
Material: 

Waterproof Paint Co. . 

A. T. Locke .... 

W. E. Knox .... 

Wake. Cement Stone Co. 

Conduit Electric Mfg. Co. . 
Extensions of Mains: 

Labor as per payroll . 
Material: 

Sprague Meter Co. 

C. A. G. Winther Co. 

Boston Pipe & Fittings Co. 

Braman, Dow Co. . 

Petty Cash . 

Carter, Carter & Meigs 

Westinghouse E. & M. Co. 

Thomas Hickey 

Boston & Maine R.R. 

Lead Lined Iron Pipe Co. 

Reynolds Gas Reg. Co. 

Extension Lines: 

Labor as per payroll . 
Material: 

Western Electric Co. 
General Electric Co. 
H. A. Feindel . . 
Mun. Light Board, Reading 
Petty Cash . . . 
Bay State St. Ry. . 
Pettingill, Andrews Co. 
J. Laybolt . 
Edison Electric Ilium. Co 
Simp.* Wire & Cable Co. 
A. T. Locke . . . 
Gh.adwick Bos. Lead Co. 



186.31 



8.50 

127.02 

21.31 

18.40 
650.00 



132.50 

35.92 

283.72 

418.83 

13.06 

13.75 

11.25 

9.00 

5.00 

19.20 

8.60 



983.48 
30.60 

1.30 
12.75 

3.75 
78.20 
33.30 
10.47 
2,297.95 
39.00 

1.77 
14.69 



825.23 
807.26 



950.83 
534.08 



3,507.26 



Meters and Iran formers: 
Material 

Westinghouse E. & M. Co. 576.09 

Sprague Meter Co. . . 91.35 

Petty Cash 28.94 

Fort Wayne Electric Works 956.40 

Nathaniel Tufts Meter Co. 1,320.88 

General Electric Co. . . 20.25 

A. B. Comins .... 2.50 



272 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Edison Electric Ilium. Co. 
Stewart-Howland Co. . 
G. A. Utermohle Co. . 



Balance Dec. 31, '15 



127.80 
262.87 

6.00 3,393.08 



11,661.04 
.69 



11,661.73 11,661.73 

RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF GUARANTEE DEPOSITS 

CREDIT 
Appropriation (Article 19) . 



1,404.00 



DEBIT 



Transferred to Light Dept. 

(General Account) . 
Sidney L. Cole, Manager . 



10.00 
1,394.00 1,404.00 



1,404.00 1,404.00 



GUARANTEE DEPOSIT FUND 

This account, or fund, is the outstanding indebtedness of the 
Municipal Light Plant, to various consumers of gas and electricity 
for money deposited with us by them to guarantee payments of their 
accounts. 



CREDIT 



Balance Jan. 1, 1915 . 
Deposits Janl — Dec. 31, '15 



Refund to various persons . 
Balance Dec. 31, '15 



DEBIT 





1,404.00 




520.00 


325.00 


• 


1,599.00 





1,924.00 1,924.00 



The above account is in the custody of the Wakefield Municipal 
Light Plant, Sidney L. Cole, Manager, deposited in various banks as 
follows: Wakefield Savings Bank, $1,000.00; Wakefield National 
Bank, $504.00; cash on hand, $95.00. 

H. A. SIMONDS, 

Town Accountant. 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 2?3 

WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF COMMISSIONERS 

CREDIT 

Appropriation .... 300.00 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 

DEBIT 
Chas. A. Dean, chairman 

Feb. 1 to Dec. 31, '15 . 91.67 

Jas. H. Kimball, M.D., Sec'y 

Feb. 1 to Dec. 31, '15 . 91.67 

Hervey J. Skinner Mar. 1 . 

to Dec. 31, '15 . . . 83.33 266.67 



Balance Dec. 31, '15 33.33 



300.00 300.00 



MAINTENANCE ACCOUNT 

CREDIT 
Appropriation .... 25,800.00 

Transfer from Fire Insurance 156.93 

Refund (L. L. I. Pipe Co.) . 1.00 

Refund (petty cash) . . . 50.00 

DEBIT 
Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
Salaries and Wages: 

William H. Butler, supt. . 1,090.00* 

A. R. Perkins, clerk . . l,000.00f 

Paul Wyatt, asst. clerk 515.00 . -_. 

Labor as per payrolls . . 6,148.05 8,753.05 



Stationery and Postage: 




H. M. Dolbeare . . . 


71.70 


A. H. Thayer .... 


11.25 


J. Fred Parker & Co. . 


8.03 


A. F. Howard Co. . . . 


22.75 


H. B. McArdle .... 


4.25 


Various persons (petty cash) 


6.55 


L. L. McMaster 


.50 


F. W. Webster Co. . ':. 


1.00 


Printing and Advertising: 




H. M. Dolbeare 


14.78 


Scott Printing; Co. . 


43.45 


The Falcon Press, reports . 


8.00 



126.03 



66.23 

* Balance of salary see Water Construction and House Connec- 
tions. 

f Balance of salary see Sewer Maintenance. 



274 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Telephones: 

N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co. . . 
Rent of Ofnce: 

John Flanley hrs., Dec. 1, 
'14 to Dec. 1, '15 . . 
Other Administration Expenses: 

American Surety Co., bonds 

Light Dept., light, etc. . 

H. M. Dolbeare, tags . 

Elliott Co., stencils 

Adder Mach. Co., add. mch. 

H. M. Meek Co., directory 

Cotter's Express, express . 

Eaton's Express, express . 

Wakefield Ice Co., ice . 

Petty cash account 



Equipment and Repairs: 

Edw. P. Brock & Co. . 

Wanamaker & Feindel 

P. F. McDonald & Co. . . 

Curry Bros. Oil Co., s. hose 

Dan E. Fessenden . 

Edson Mfg Co., sue. hose 

W. W. Wilder, painting 
two wagons .... 

Waldo Bros, fire brick . 

Hodge Boiler Works, fus- 
ible plugs .... 



5.00 
16.32 
1.75 
1.76 
170.67 
3.50 
1.40 

.75 
5.95 

.10 



Pipe and Fttings: 




H. Mueller Mfg Co. . . 


68.76 


Lead Lined Iron Pipe Co. . 


289.05 


Walworth Mfg Co. . . . 


120.36 




21.60 


Chadwick Boston Lead Co 


19.14 




8.94 




.90 


Thomas P. Loughlin . 


2.41 


Chapman Valve Mfg Co. . 


4.73 


Sanitas Mfg. Co. . . . 


19.00 


Sumner & Gerard . 


9.63 


Smith & Anthony Co. . 


8.05 


Meters and Fittings: 




Chapman Valve Mfg Co. . 


27.75 


Crandall Packing Co. . 


3.43 


National Meter Co. 


26.50 



29.00 
8.55 
25.50 
20.00 
.25 
20.70 

32.00 
20.50 

2.06 



148.11 



225.00 



207.20 



572.57 



57.68 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 275 



Henderson Bros., auto tr'k 


1,180.00 




Mason Reg. Co., governor . 


305.00 


1,643.56 


Hay and Grain: 








439.13 




L. H. Kirk 


220.43 


659.56 


Freight: 






Boston & Maine R.R. . 




296.07 


Water Purchased: 






Metropolitan Water Board 




7,800.31 


Water Analyses: 






Edward C. Sherman, serv. 






Nov. 23, '14-Oct. 30, '15 


1,350.83 




Rourke & Sherman serv. 






Nov. 1-Dec. 25, '15 . . 


121.34 


1,472.17 


Other Expenses: 






Lucas Bros., repairs . 


6.00 




H. A. Feindel, repairs . 


124.68 




T. P. Loughlin, repairs 


20.30 




Smith & Anthony Co., cl'ps 








43.05 




Wakefield M. L. P., light 


10.42 




Chas. Doyle, filling 


142.50 




L. H. Kirk, cement, feed 


36.40 




Walworth Mfg Co., leather 








24.83 




J. W. Grace, hardware 


34.17 




Geo. H. Taylor, hardware . 


68.29 




T. R. McNelly, shoeing 


11.25 




G. P. Anderson, oil, etc. . 


62.82 




Maxwell Harness Co., rep. 


1.50 




G. M. Kelley, shoeing . 


19.85 




R. C. North, shoeing . 


25.50 




D. E. Fessenden, rep. harn. 


39.05 




W. H Grant, shoeing . 


24.00 




Electro Bleaching Gas Co., 








153.66 




Wanamaker & Feindel, 






sharpening 


5.00 




Arthur G. Osborne, waste, 


10.17 




Penna Salt Mfg Co., bleach 


5.86 




Darrow-Mann Co., coal . 


1,647.48 




Chapman Valve Mfg Co. 








30.85 




Curry Bros. Oil Co., oil . 


24.51 





276 TOWN OF 


WAKEFIELD 


W. A. Prescott, repairs . 


2.23 




Travelers' Ins. Co., insur. 


102.80 




T. W. H. Fell, gravel . . 


14.40 




B. & M. R.R., freight . . 


5.12 




Thomas Hickey, wood . 


4.50 




Brigham & Taylor, s. boxes 


50.01 




A. T. Locke, rubberoid 


14.87 




M. Reardon. clipping horses 


5.00 




Sanitas Mfg Co., bands . 


13.75 




A. B. Comins, express . 


3.60 


' 


John Toomey, teaming 


137.90 




Petty Cash 


20.77 




G. P. Mcintosh, repairs 


62.50 




Mrs. Anderson, dusters, etc. 


2.60 




Blake & Knowles Steam 






Pump Co., repairs . 


29.66 




H. H. Bliss & Co., s'p powd. 


1.50 




N. E. Co., laundry . 


6.00 




W. W. Wilder, painting 






wagon 


20.00 




Edw. B. Kelley, insurance 


187.79 




H. M. Johns-Manville Co., 








3.00 




Town of Stoneham, taxes . 


140.61 




Town of Lynnfield, taxes 


1.70 




Perrin Seaman Co., coal 






barrows .... 


20.90 




W. W. Whittredge, labor 


8.75 




C. H. Playdon, med. attend. 


3.50 




J. F. Shea, shingling barn . 


120.00 




W. A. Snow Iron Works 






floor stall .... 


2.55 




W. E. Knox, lumber . 


4.32 




People's Clothing Store, 






rubber boots .... 


5.00 




Hugh Morgan, mason work 


13.60 




E. Caldwell, linoleum . 


.75 


3,581.82 
25,609.36 


Cash advance Water Dept. 




50.00 




25,659.36 


Balance Dec. 31, '15 




348.57 




26,007.93 26,007.93 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



277 



4,000.00 



WATER (CONSTRUCTION ACCOUNT) 

CREDIT 
Appropriation .... 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
Salaries and Wages: 

W. H. Butler, supt. 1 year 50.00 

Labor as per payroll . . 1,688.87 1,738.87 



Pipe and Fittings: 




Richards & Co., lead . 


173.29 


Smith & Anthony Co., gate 






31.05 


Rensselaer Valve Co., hy- 




drants and valves 


198.00 


Warren Foundry & Mach. 




Co., pipe and fittings 


929.57 


Other Expenses: 




Trav. Insurance Co., insur. 


80.00 


Killorin Con. Co., dynamite 


2.22 


Wanamaker & Feindel, 




sharpening 


3.40 


Charles Doyle, use of team 


39.00 


Smith & Anthony Co., mach. 




labor 


2.25 


Water Dept., (petty cash) . 




express and supplies 


8.46 


W. R. Conard, pipe insp. 


10.46 


Cotter's Express, express . 


1.85 



Balance Dec. 31, '15 



147.64 



3,218.42 
781.58 



4,000.00 4,000.00 



WATER (HOUSE SERVICES) 

CREDIT 

Appropriation .... 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 

Labor as per payroll . 386.00 

Pipe and Fittings: 

A. M. Byers Co., pipe . . 51.48 

L. L. I. Pipe Co., pipe . . 343.02 

Sanitas Mfg Co., cocks . 3.80 

Sumner & Gerard, pipe fitt. 73.80 

Walworth Mfg Co., nipples 5.04 477.14 



1,500.00 



278 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Other Expenses: 

Water Dept., (petty cash) 

express, etc 1.25 



864.39 
Balance Dec. 31, '15 635.61 



1,500.00 1,500.00 

» , . 

BOND AND NOTE MATURITIES 

CREDIT 

Appropriation .... 13,000.00 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 

Cambridge Savings Bank . 2,500.00 

Liberty Trust Co. . . . 2,500.00 

Comonwealth Trust Co. . 8,000.00 13,000.00 



13,000.00 13,000.00 



INTEREST (WATER) 





CREDIT 


Appropriation .... 








DEBIT 


Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 




Commonwealth Trust Co. . 




6,236.25 


Cambridge Savings Bank . 




495.00 


Com. of Massachusetts 




1,480.00 


First Bap. Soc. of Hyannis 




45.00 


Maiden Savings Bank . 




258.75 


Jennie B. Pinkham 




45.00 


Merrill L. Pierce . 




45.00 


Ida L .Fox 




123.75 


Ida L. Fox, Trustee . 




112.50 



8,841.25 



8,841.25 



8,841.25 8,841.25 

WATER METER APPROPRIATION 

CREDIT 

Balance Jan. 1, 1915 . . 1,254.85 

DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 

Labor as per payrolls . . 516.37 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



279 



Other Expenses: 

Wakefield Planing Mill., 

pipe heads . 

Penn Metal Co., st. & suppl. 

H. A. Feindel, lum. & lab. 

Clinton Foundry Co., meter 
boxes, cover .... 

Water Dept., petty cash . 

L. H. Kirk, cement . 

Nat'l Met. Co., meters, etc. 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 



9.00 






79.20 






39.89 






142.82 






3.81 






19.00 






221.58 


515.30 






1,031.67 
223.18 






1,254.85 


1,254.85 

"^i 



SEWER MAINTENANCE 



Appropriation 



CREDIT 



DEBIT 



Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
Salary and Wages: 

A. R. Perkins, salary Jan. 
1 to Dec. 31, '15 . . 

Labor as per payrolls . 

Other Expenses: 

L. H. Kirk, cement . 
Josiah Laybolt, pipe 
Trav. Ins. Co., insurance 
H. L. Bond Co., rope . 
J Wallace Grace, pipe . 
Geo. H. Taylor, rope . 

B. & M. R.R., protect, track 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 



800.00 



100.00 






604.25 


704.25 




1.00 






1.00 






22.10 




■ 


9.63 






5.24 






.35 






10.56 


49.88 






754.13 






45.87 






800.00 


800.00 



280 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

SEWER (HOUSE CONNECTIONS) 

CREDIT 



Appropriation 


DEBIT 






1,000.00 


Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
Salaries and Wages: 

Wm. H. Butler, supt. 1 year 
to Dec. 31, '15 . . . 

Labor as per payrolls . 


60.00 
576.93 


636.93 




Other Expenses: 








Sumner & Gerard, soil pipe 
Josiah Laybolt, supplies . 
J. Wallace Grace, pipe . 




45.36 
2.70 
1.71 


49.77 




Balance Dec. 31, '15 


686.70 
313.30 






1,000.00 


1,000.00 



PARK AVENUE SEWER 

CREDIT 

Appropriation .... 4,000.00 

Transfer balance Upper 

Gould Street sewer . . 504.07 

Trans, bal. Byron St. sewer 645.58 

Refund (H. L. Bond & Co.) 2.29 

DEBIT 
Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 

Labor as per payrolls . . 2,590.30 

Other Expenses: 

B. L. Makepeace, pr, mate. 19.56 

B. & M. R.R., freight . . 150.49 

F. M. Crosby, rel. land dam. 75.00 

Thomas Hickey, pipe . . 281.38 

H. L. Bond, dynamite . 21.84 

M. E. S. Clemons, rec. fees 4.54 

A. A. Butler, exc. cesspools 14.00 

Wm. E. Knox, cement . . 73.80 

Waldo Bros, stoppers . . 9.80 

Clinton Foundry Co., man- 
hole covers .... 93.50 

P. F. McDonald & Co., tools 157.00 

Geo. H. Taylor, tools . . 3.75 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



281 



A. T. Locke, lumber . 
Wakefield Planing Mill., 

lumber 

J. W. Grace, sup. & repairs 
H. A. Feindel, dry closet 
Curley Bros., brick, pipe . 
J. J. Millerick, painting . 
C. Doyle, teams & materials 
Peoples' Clothing Store, 

rubber boots .... 
Trav. Ins. Co., compen. ins. 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 



15.82 

1.00 

7.13 

6.95 

146.12 

2.75 
123.00 

16.00 

158.77 



1,382.20 

3,972.50 
1,179.44 



5,151.94 5,151.94 



UPPER GOULD STREET SEWER 

CREDIT 
Balance Jan. 1, 1915 . 

DEBIT 

Transf'r'd to Park Ave. sewer 504.07 



504.07 



BYRON STREET SEWER 

CREDIT 



Balance Jan. 1, 1915 



Transf 'r'd to Park Ave. sewer 



DEBIT 



645.58 



645.58 



CEMETERY DEPARTMENT 

SALARY OF COMMISSIONERS 

CREDIT 
Appropriation . . . 

DEBIT 
Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 
Willie R. Blake, chairman 

Mar. 1 to Dec. 31 '15 . 16.67 

H. S. Parker, secretary 

Mar. 1 to Dec. 31 '15 . 16.67 

John Minnikin, superintend. 

Mar. 1 to Dec. 31, '15 . 25.00 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 11.66 



504.07 



504.07 



645.58 



645.58 



70.00 



70.00 



70.00 



282 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



DEPARTMENT EXPENSES 



CREDIT 



Appropriation 



580.00 



DEBIT 

Payments on Selectmen's Warrants: 

Labor as per payrolls . 
Shrubs, Plants, Seeds: 

West Nursery Co. . . . 10.00 

Geo. B. Eager .... 23.75 

J. Wallace Grace . . . 16.00 

Chas. C. Ball .... 12.60 

Other Expenses: 

Wacco Sup. Co., drain pipe 67.43 

Water Dept., water rates . 5.00 

Dana Dudley, locks . . .75 
A. J. Wilkinson & Co., 

lawn mowers . . . 9.90 

David A. Merrill, stove 



427.50 



62.35 



and funnel .... 
S. Berry & Son, teaming . 


:st 




2.00 
3.36 


88.44 
1.71 




Balance Dec. 31, '15 


ACCOUNT 






580.00 


580.00 


INTERI 








CREDIT 








Appropriation .... 
Overdraft 


DEBIT 






18,780.00 
833.03 


Various persons (temp, loans) 
Various persons (sewer) . 
Various persons (highway) 
Various persons (school) 
Various persons (other loans) 








9,021.03 
7,632.50 
1,205.00 
1,517.50 
237.00 






19,613.03 


19,613.03 



Note : — Water and Light Dept. interest shown with Dept. reports. 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 283 

MATURING DEBT 

CREDIT 

Appropriation .... 29,900.00 

DEBIT 

Cambridge Sav. Bank (sewer) 2,000.00 
T. E. Toomey, et als trustees 

(sewer) .... 500. CO 

Liberty Trust Co. (sewer) 1,000.00 

Com. of Massachusetts (sewer) 5,000.00 8,500.00 

Cambridge Sav. Bank (high.) 12,000.00 

Old Colony Trust Co. (school) 2,500.00 

Common. Trust Co. (school) 2,500.00 

Common, of Mass. (school) . 2,000.00 7,000.00 

Camb. Sav. Bank (motor ap.) 900.00 

Cambridge Sav. Bank (ins.) 500.00 

Common Trust Co. (fire st'n) 1,000.00 



29,900.0C 29,900.00 
Note: — Water and Light Dept. notes shown with Dept. reports. 

STATE TAX 

CREDIT 

Appropriation .... 23,985.00 

DEBIT 
Com. of Massachusetts . , 23,985.00 



23,985.00 23,985.00 

CHARLES RIVER BASIN FUND 

CREDIT 

Appropriation .... 919.45 

DEBIT 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 

Interest 414.13 

Maintenance . . . . 471.93 

Serial Bonds .... 33.39 919.45 

919.45 919.45 



284 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



METROPOLITAN PARKS LOAN SINKING FUND 

CREDIT 
Appropriation .... 4,406.69 

DEBIT 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 

Sinking Fund .... 283.76 

Interest 1,606.31 

Maintenance .... 2,472.70 

Serial Bonds .... 43.92 4,406.69 . 



4,406.69 4,406.69 



METROPOLITAN PARKS LOAN SINKING FUND (Series 2) 

CREDIT 

Appropriation .... 739.01 

DEBIT 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 

Sinking Fund .... 44.81 

Interest 302.26 

Maintenance .... 376.53 

Serial Bonds .... 15.41 739.01 



739.01 739.01 



METROPOLITAN PARKS LOAN FUND (Nantasket) 

CREDIT 
Appropriation .... 158.30 

DEBIT 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 

Maintenance .... 158.30 



158.30 158.30 



WELLINGTON BRIDGE 

CREDIT 

Appropriation .... 20.22 

DEBIT 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 

Maintenance .... 20.22 

20.22 20.22 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 285 

METROPOLITAN SEWER LOAN SINKING FUND (North System) 

CREDIT 



Appropriation .... 




10,878.06 


DEBIT 






Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 






Sinking Fund .... 


2,038.83 






4,555.43 




Serial Bonds .... 


245.51 




Maintenance .... 


4,038.29 






10,878.06 


10,878.06 










AUDITING MUNICIPAL ACCOUNTS 

CREDIT 
Appropriation .... 1,227.61 

DEBIT 

Common, of Massachusetts . 1,227.61 

1,227.61 1,227.61 

NATIONAL BANK TAX 

CREDIT 

Appropriation .... 704.15 

DEBIT 

Common, of Massachusetts . 704.15 

704.15 704.15 



BONDED DEBT ACCOUNT 

FIRE STATION LOAN 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 . 1,000.00 
Payments (1915) . . . 1,000-00 

1,000.00 1,000.00 



MOTOR FIRE APPARATUS LOAN 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915". 4,500.00 
Payments (1915) . . . 900.00 
Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 3,600.00 

4,500.00 4,500.00 



286 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

SEWERAGE LOAN (First Issue) 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 . 190,000.00 

Payments (1915) . . . 5,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 185,000.00 

190,000.00 190,000.00 



SEWERAGE LOAN (Second Issue) 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 . . 13,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 13,000.00 

13,000.00 13,000.00 



BYRON STREET SEWER (First Issue) 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 . 2,000.00 
Payments (1915) . . . 1,000.00 
Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 1,000.00 

2,000.00 2,000.00 



ELM AND ARMORY STREETS SEWER 1913 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 . 4,000.00 

Payments (1915) . . . 1,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 3,000.00 



4,000.00 4,000.00 



MAIN AND FRANKLIN STREETS SEWER 1913 



Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 . 
Payments (1915) . . . 
Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 



UPPER GOULD STREET SEWER 1914 



Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 . 
Payments (1915) . . . 
Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 





2,000.00 


500.00 




1,500.00 




2,000.00 


2,000.00 


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2,000.00 


500.00 




1,500.00 




2,000.00 


2,000.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 287 



BYRON STREET SEWER (Second Issue) 1914 

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Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 . 1,500.00 

Payments (1915) . . . 500.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 1,000.00 



1,500.00 1,500.00 



MAIN STREET CONSTRUCTION LOAN (1913) 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 . 12,000.00 

Payments (1915) . . . 6,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 6,000.00 



12,000.00 12,000.00 



MAIN STREET CONSTRUCTION LOAN (1914) 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 . 18,000.00 

Payments (1915) . . . 6,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 12,000.00 



18,000.00 18,000.00 



GREENWOOD SCHOOLHOUSE LOAN 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 . . 3,000.00 

Payments (1915) . . . 1,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 2,000.00 



3,000.00 3,000.00 



JUNCTION SCHOOLHOUSE LOAN 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 . 10,500.00 

Payments (1915) . . . 1,500.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 9,000.00 



10,500.00 10,500.00 



HURD SCHOOLHOUSE LOAN 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 . 4,000.00 

Payments (1915) . . . 1,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 3,000.00 



4,000.00 4,000.00 



288 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

HIGH SCHOOL REPAIR LOAN 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 . 1,000.00 

Payments (1915) . . . 1,000.00 



1,000.00 1,000.00 



HIGH SCHOOL SITE LOAN 1913 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 . 22,500.00 

Payments (1915) . . . 2,500.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 20,000.00 



22,500.00 22,500.00 



INSURANCE LOAN 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 . 1,000.00 

Payments (1915) . . . 500.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 500.00 



1,000.00 1,000.00 



UNDERGROUND WIRES (Wakefield Square) 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 . . 3,000.00 

Payments (1915) . . . 1,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 2,000.00 



3,000.00 3,000.00 



WATER CONSTRUCTION LOAN 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 . 187,000.00 

Payments (1915) . . . 8,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 179,000.00 



187,000.00 187,000.00 



WATER METER LOAN (First Issue 1912) 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 . 12,000.00 

Payments (1915) . . . 1,500.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 10,500.00 



12,000.00 12,000.00 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 289 

WATER METER LOAN (Second Issue 1913) 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 . 13,500.00 

Payments (1915) . . . 1,500.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 12,000.00 



13,500.00 13,500.00 

WATER MAIN LOAN, MAIN STREET (First Issue 1913) 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 . 7,000.00 

Payments (1915) . . . 1,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 6,000.00 



7,000.00 7,000.00 



WATER MAIN LOAN, MAIN STREET (Second Issue 1913) 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 . 1,000.00 

Payments (1915) . . . 1,000.00 



1,000.00 1,000.00 



MUNICIPAL LIGHT PLANT LOAN (First Issue 1894) 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 . 90,000.00 

Payments (1915) . . . 9,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 81,000.00 



90,000.00 90,000.00 



MUNICIPAL LIGHT PLANT LOAN (Second Issue 1909) 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 . 12,500.00 

Payments (1915) . . . 2,500.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 10,000.00 



12,500.00 12,500.00 



GAS MAIN LOAN, WATER STREET (1914) 

Outstanding Jan. 1, 1915 . 6,000.00> 

Payments (1915) . . . 1,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 5,000.00 



6,000.00 6,000.00' 



290 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION LOAN 1915 

Borrowed May, 1915 . . . 6,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 6,000.00 



6,000.00 6,000.00 



LOWELL STREET CONSTRUCTION LOAN 1915 

Borrowed May, 1915 . . . 4,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 4,000.00 



4,000.00 4,000.00 



PARK AVENUE SEWER 1915 

Borrowed May, 1915 . . . 4,000.00 

Outstanding Dec. 31, 1915 . 4,000.00 



4,000.00 4,000.00 



RECAPITULATION 

Out. Dec. 31, '15 fire appar. . 3,600.00 

Out. Dec. 31, '15 sewerage . 210,000.00 

Out. Dec. 31, '15 highways . 28,000.00 

Out. Dec. 31, '15 schools . . 14,000.00 

Out. Dec. 31, '15 high sc. site 20,000.00 

Out. Dec. 31, '15 insurance 500.00 

Out. Dec. 31, '15 Light Dept. 98,000.00 

Out. Dec. 31, '15 Water Dept. 207,500.00 



Total .... 581,600.00 

TRUST FUNDS 

NANCY WHITE SCHOOL FUND ($500.00) 

Principal and interest deposited in the Wakefield Savings Bank. 
Income to be used for the purchase of books for the Hurd School. 

CREDIT 
Balance Jan. 1, 1915 . . . 539.79 

Interest for 1915 .... 21.78 

DEBIT 
DeWolfe & Fiske Co., books 20.80 

Milton Bradley Co., books . 6.37 

Educational Associates, charts 10.00 37.17 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 524.40 

561.57 561.57 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 291 

FLINT MEMORIAL LIBRARY FUND ($1,000.00) 

Invested in a certificate of deposit in the Liberty Trust Co. of 
Boston. Income to the credit of the Town Library. 

CREDIT 
Balance Jan. 1, 1915 . . . 1,000.00 

Interest for 1915 .... 40.00 

DEBIT 
Trans, to Library Dept. (int.) 40.00 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 1,000.00 



1,040.00 1,040.00 



FRANCIS P. HURD LIBRARY FUND ($2,500.00) 

Invested in a certificate of deposit in the Liberty Trust Co. of 
Boston. Income to the credit of the Town Library. 

CREDIT 
Balance Jan. 1, 1915 . . . 2,500.00 

Interest for 1915 .... 100.00 

DEBIT 
Trans, to Library Dept. (int.) 100.00 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 2,500.00 



2,600.00 2,600.00 

CYRUS WAKEFIELD LIBRARY FUND ($500.00) 

Invested in a certificate of deposit in the Liberty Trust Co. of 
Boston. Income to the credit of the Town Library. 

CREDIT 
Balance Jan. 1, 1915 . . . 500.00 

Interest for 1915 .... 20.00 

DEBIT 

Trans, to Library Dept. (int.) 20.00 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 500.00 



520.00 520.00 



FRANKLIN POOLE LIBRARY FUND ($500.00) 

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Invested in a certificate of deposit in the Liberty Trust Co. of 
Boston. Income to the credit of the Town Library. 

CREDIT 

Balance Jan. 1, 1915 . . . 500.00 

Interest for 1915 .... 20.00 



292 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

DEBIT 
Trans, to Library Dept. (int.) 20.00 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 500.00 



520.00 520.00 



CYRUS G. BEEBE LIBRARY FUND ($2,000.00) 

Invested in a certificate of deposit in the Liberty Trust Co. of 
Boston. Income to the credit of the Town Library. 

CREDIT 
Balance Jan. 1, 1915 . 
Interest for 1915 . 

DEBIT 
Trans, to Town Library (int.) 
Balance Dec. 31, '15 



MERRILL W. GOVE LIBRARY FUND ($500.00) 

Deposited in the Blackstone Savings Bank of Boston. 

CREDIT 
Balance Jan. 1, 1915 . . . 500.00 

Interest for 1915 .... 20.20 

DEBIT 
Trans, to Town Library (int.) 20.20 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 500.00 





2,000.00 
80.00 


80.00 
2,000.00 




2,080.00 


2,080.00 



520.20 520.20 



JONATHAN NICHOLS TEMPERANCE FUND ($1,000.00) 

Invested in a certificate of deposit in the Liberty Trust Co. of 
Boston. Income deposited in the Wakefield Savings Bank. 

CREDIT 
Balance Jan. 1, 1915 (fund) 1,000.00 

Balance Jan. 1, 1915 (int.) 16.67 

Interest for 1915 .... 40.64 

. DEBIT 
John C. O'Connell . . - 10.00 

Chester M. Cate . 
Chester R. Hall . . . 
William Bateman . 
Adelbert C. Purrington . 



10.00 
10.00 
10.00 
10.00 



50.00 
Balance Dec. 31, '15 1,007.31 



1,057.31 1,057.31 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 293 

CORNELIUS SWEETSER LECTURE FUND ($10,000.00) 

Invested in a certificate of deposit in the Liberty Trust Co. of 
Boston. 

CREDIT 
Balance Jan. 1, 1915 . . . 10,000.00 

Interest for 1915 .... 400.00 

DEBIT 
Harry M. Wheeler, Treas. . 400.00 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 10,000.00 



10,400.00 10,400.00 

CORNELIUS SWEETSER LECTURE GUARANTEE FUND 

Deposited in the Wakefield Savings Bank. 

CREDIT 
Balance Jan. 1, 1915 ... 1,006.98 

Interest for 1915 .... 40.66 

DEBIT 
Balance Dec. 31, '15 1,047.64 



1.047.64 1,047.64 

NANCY WHITE PARK FUND ($1,000.00) 

Invested in a certificate of deposit in the Liberty Trust Co. of 
Boston. 

CREDIT 
Balance Jan. 1, 1915 . . . 1,000.00 

Interest for 1915 ... . 40.00 

DEBIT 
Trans, to Park Dept., (int.) 40.00 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 1,000.00 



1,040.00 1,040.00 

MARY E. ABORN PARK FUND ($2,000.00) 

Invested in a certificate of deposit in the Liberty Trust Co. of 
Boston. 

CREDIT 
Balance Jan. 1, 1915 . . . 2,000.00 

Interest for 1915 .... 80.00 

DEBIT 
Trans, to Park Dept. (int.) 80.00 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 2,000.00 



2,080.00 2,080.00 



294 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

CORNELIUS SWEETSER CEMETERY LOT FUND ($1,000.00) 

Deposited in the Wakefield Savings Bank. 

CREDIT 

Balance Jan. 1, 1915 . . . 1,240.20 

Interest for 1915 .... 50.10 

DEBIT 

Water Dept., water rates . 3.00 

C. C. Ball, flowers, etc. . . 10.80 

W. H. Murray, care of lot . 15.00 28.80 



Balance Dec. 31, '15 1,261.50 



1,290.30 1,290.30 



JANE K. VINTON CEMETERY LOT FUND ($50.00) 

Deposited in the Wakefield Savings Bank. 

CREDIT 

Balance Jan. 1, 1915 (fund) 50.00 

Balance Jan. 1, 1915 (int.) .46 

Interest for 1915 .... 2.02 

DEBIT 

W. H. Murray, care of lot . . 2.00 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 50.48 



52.48 52.48 



CLARISSA E. SWAIN CEMETERY LOT FUND ($500.00) 

Deposited in the Wakefield Savings Bank. 

CREDIT 
Balance Jan. 1, 1915 (fund) 500.00 

Balance Jan. 1, 1915 (int.) 19.58 

Interest for 1915 .... 20.96 

DEBIT 

C. C. Ball, plants, flowers . 4.00 

W. H. Murray, care of lot . 8.00 12.00 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 528.54 

540.54 540.54 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



295 



FLINT OLD BURIAL GROUND FUND ($2,000.00) 

Invested in a certificate of deposit in the Liberty Trust Co. of 
Boston. Income deposited in the Wakefield Savings Bank. 



CREDIT 



DEBIT 



Balance Jan. 1, 1915 (fund) 
Balance Jan. 1, 1915 (int.) 
Interest for 1915 . 



Labor as per payroll . 

W. E. Knox, lumber . 

J. W. Grace, rakes, paint, etc. 

Chas. C. Ball, plants . 

W. W. Whittredge, spr. trees, 

W. H. Murray, care of lots . 

Balance Dec. 31, '15 



EZRA EATON CEMETERY LOT FUND ($100.00) 

Deposited in the Blackstone Savings Bank of Boston. 

CREDIT 

Appropriation (by town to re- 

estab. fund, Mar. 15, '15) 

Interest for 1915 . . . -. 



2,000.00 
34.72 
81.38 



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13.43 






4.00 


103.67 






2,012.43 






2,116.10 


2,116.10 



100.00 
2.00 



DEBIT 



Balance Dec. 31, '15 



102.00 



102.00 



102.00 



Total amount of Trust Funds Dec. 31, 1915, $26,150.00; avail- 
able interest Dec. 31, $384.30; total, $26,534.30. 

The Deposit Books and Certificates of Deposits of the several 
banking institutions in which the above funds are deposited, have 
been examined and found as reported. 

H. A. SIMONDS, 

Town Accountant. 



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300 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



REVENUE ACCOUNTS 

Note: — The surplus revenue shows a net balance of $5654.23 
Dec. 31, '15 as against $4398.34 on Dec. 31, '14, making a gain in 
revenue for the year of $1255.89. In other words, if the town should 
collect all moneys due them, and pay all obligations (excepting 
bonded indebtedness) there would remain a cash balance of $5654.23 
at the close of the year. 

The accounts of the Treasurer have been examined and agree 

with the Accountant's books; the cash balances have been verified 

by bank statements. All permanent and temporary loans cancelled 

during the year by the Treasurer have been examined, and found as 

reported. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. A. SIMONDS, 

Town Accountant. 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



301 



UNPAID BILLS DECEMBER 31, 1915 



Highway Dept.: 

Barrett Mfg Co. 
Standard Oil Co. 
N. E. Road Machine Co 
W. H. Grant . 
Light Dept. 
Curley Bros. 
Dan E. Fessenden 
Water Dept. 
Poor Dept. . 



Light Dept.: 

B. & M. R.R. . . . 
Fort Wayne Elec. Works 
W. H. Grant . . 
W. S. Greenough Co. 
J. Laybolt . 
Standard Oil Co. . 
Stuart-Howland Co. 
Western Electric Co. 
Westmoreland Coal Co 

Cemetery Dept.: 

Austin L. Mansfield 
Forest Warden Dept.: 
Payroll 

School Dept.: 

M. J. Hallissey . 
William A. Prescott 



89.37 




2.25 




100.00 




10.00 




1.25 




27.31 




.50 




300.00 




160.88 


691.56 


1,116.34 




242.25 




1.75 




117.10 




7.95 




267.50 




6.88 




20.18 




516.55 


2,296.50 




11.25 




32.50 


69.50 




386.56 


456.06 



3,487.87 



The bill of W. A. Prescott is the balance of a bill for fireproofing 
the basement at the Lincoln School, and for making an outside en- 
trance to the manual training room as an additional means of safety 
in case of fire. 

The bill for M. J. Hallissey is for fireproofing the basement at 
the Hamilton School. 



302 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



INDEX TO REPORTS OF TOWN OFFICERS 



Page 

Assessors 67 

Cemetery Department 141 

Collector's Statement 76 

Fire Department 51 

Forest Warden 43 

Health Department 54 

Highway Department 124 

Inspector of Animals 48 

Inspector of Buildings .....' 44 

Inspector of Milk 56 

Inspector of Plumbing 55 

Inspector of Wires 43 

Jurors 6 

Library Department 57 

Light Department 142 

Park Department 71 

Planning Board 45 

Police Department 48 

Poor Department 71 

School Department 82 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 44 

Selectmen 41 

Sweetser Charity 47 

Sweetser Lecture Committee 158 

Town Counsel 46 

Town Clerk 

Election and Town Meeting 8 

Town Officers 3 

Statistics 167 

Treasurer 159 

Water and Sewerage Department 78 

Workmens Compensation Agent 45 



INDEX 303 

INDEX TO TOWN ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 

Page 

Receipts 191 

Appropriations, List of 194 

Accounts Receivable: 

Taxes, 1913 197 

Taxes, 1914 * . 197 

Taxes, 1915 197 

Tax Titles held by town 198 

Moth Assessments, 1913 198 

Moth Assessments, 1914 198 

Moth Assessments, 1915 198 

Sewer Assessments, 1913 . . . . 198 

Sewer Assessment, 1914 198 

Sewer Assessments, 1915 198 

Sewer Assessments (not apportioned) 199 

Sewer Assessments (apportioned) 199 

Sidewalk Assessments 199 

State Aid 199 

Military Aid 200 

Soldiers' Burials 200 

Water Service Bills 200 

Water Rates 200 

Light Department Bills 200 

House Connections (sewer) 201 

Excise Tax . 201 

National Bank Tax 201 

Overlays, 1913 . . 201 

Overlays, 1914 . 201 

Overlays, 1915 . 201 

Appropriation Accounts : 

Accountant's Department . . . 204 

Assessors 206 

Cemetery Department 281 

Collector's Department . . . . ..... 205 

County Tax . 262 

Court Fines 262 

Election and Registration 210 

Ezra Eaton Cemetery Lot 260 

Finance Committee 202 

Fire Department 217 

Fish and Game Warden 256 

Fish Screen 260 

Forest Warden 225 

Guarantee Deposit Fund 257 

Health Department 225 



304 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Page 

Highway Department 229 

High School Special Committee . . . . . . . 256 

Inspector of Buildings . . . . . . . . 223 

Insurance Account 258 

Interest Account 282 

July 4th Celebration 259 

Law Department 207 

Library 253 

Light Department 263 

Maturing Debt 283 

Memorial Day, G. A. R 261 

Memorial Day, U. S. W. V 261 

Military Aid 241 

Miscellaneous Fund 257 

Moderator's Salary 202 

Moth Department . 222 

Nahant Street Widening 262 

Park Department 255 

Police Department 214 

Poor Department 235 

Quannapowitt Boulevard 262 

Reserve Fund 260 

Rifle Range 225 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 223 

Selectmen's Department 202 

Selectmen's Orders 257 

School Department 241 

Soldiers' Graves 262 

Soldiers' Relief 241 

State Aid 241 

State Tax and other Assessments 283 

Teachers' Retirement Fund 261 

Town Clerk 208 

Town Hall 212 

Treasury Department 204 

Treasury Re-imbursement 257 

Tree Warden 224 

Valuation Book 260 

Water and Sewer Department 273 

Water Street Widening 263 

Balance Sheet • • 296 

Bonded Debt • 285 

Trust Funds 290 

Unpaid Bills 301 




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